Multi-Hazards

Safe and Resilient Societies

As one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, frequent natural hazards – from tsunamis to floods to volcanic eruptions – threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the Pacific Rim and result in catastrophic destruction and damage.

The losses and impacts that characterize disasters have much to do with the exposure and vulnerability of people and places as they do with the severity of the hazard event. While natural hazards cannot be eliminated, by sharing best practice, knowledge, and research, we can better understand risks and minimize the threat to human life. Over the past decade, the Multi-Hazards Hub hosted by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan has worked to harness the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on the shared threat of natural hazards facing the region.

Of the top 100 institutions globally by scholarly output on natural disasters, APRU produces 23% of the publications and 28% of the citations.

APRU collaborates with its members and partners to understand how academics, policy leaders, government, and communities can work together to facilitate disaster risk reduction and recovery. Whether it is enhancing the reach of the Sendai Framework or sharing expertise to mitigate the danger in countries most vulnerable to disaster risks, together we can build a more resilient Asia Pacific.

Program Leaders

Osamu Murao, Chair, Tohoku University
Takako Izumi, Program Director, Tohoku University
Fumihiko Imamura, Tohoku University
Teruyuki Kato, The University of Tokyo
Denise Konan, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Hung Chi Kuo, National Taiwan University
Benito M. Pacheco, University of the Philippines
Hugo Romero, University of Chile
John Rundle, UC Davis
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Yamanashi University
Supot Teachavorasinskun, Chulalongkorn University
Hui Zhang, Tsinghua University

 

Multi-Hazards News & Initiatives

APRU Multi-Hazards Program launches new publication and journal at the Global Platform for DRR 2019

APRU Multi-Hazards Program launches new publication and journal at the Global Platform for DRR 2019

Global Platform for DRR 2019| Geneva, Switzerland | May 13-17, 2019 APRU Multi-Hazards Program Director, Dr. Takako Izumi ...
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Multi-Hazard Data Science Workshop Report

Multi-Hazard Data Science Workshop Report

Recognizing that greatly improved data is necessary to support all facets of disaster research, the UC Davis scholars and ...
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Research and Policy Integration Progress in Disaster Science:  The Launch of a New Multi-Hazards Journal

Research and Policy Integration Progress in Disaster Science: The Launch of a New Multi-Hazards Journal

Progress in Disaster Scienceis an open-access Journal that aims to report on the substantial progress in disaster research ...
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