Role of pre-disaster discussions on preparedness on consensus-making of integrated flood management (IFM) after a flood disaster, based on a case in the Abukuma River Basin, Fukushima, Japan
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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In October 2019, Typhoon Hagibis struck wide areas of Japan, including the Abukuma River Basin and caused a serious flood disaster. Four months later, based on the challenges of the disaster, relevant national and local authorities have agreed to carry out an integrated flood management (IFM) project, towards enhanced flood protection, “no one left behind” evacuation, and less socio-economic damage.
In this paper, the authors provide a brief report on this consensus, along with the preparedness and a discussion on the role of such pre-disaster discussions on preparedness on consensus-making of IFM after a flood disaster, as preparedness for the next occasion, in conjunction with the response and recovery.