Environment and Disaster Prevention Course

Environment and Disaster Prevention Course

Establishment of a safe, secure society from the perspectives of the environment and disaster prevention

Pollution of air, water and land has brought about environmental problems, and extreme phenomena such as earthquakes and heavy rain are causing disasters. This course aims to contribute to the search for solutions to various environmental problems, and to the prevention of natural disasters.

Practical learning through experiments, practice and field study

Students learn about the mechanisms and theories involving air, water and land, and measures to be taken against environmental problems and natural disasters. We teach our students the skills required to deal with environmental problems and natural disasters through experiments, practice and field study.

Course content and goals

We train our students to gain a wide, comprehensive perspective of the planning of safe, secure cities through systematic study of the interaction of social infrastructures with elements of the natural environment such as air, water and land, and natural phenomena such as earthquakes, heavy snowfall and rainfall, high waves and seismic surges, and to solve environmental problems and prevent natural disasters through experiments, practice and field study.

Research fields

Environmental issues and disaster prevention should be considered on a global scale. We are, therefore, carrying out research on international issues: for example, air pollution caused by the development of Angkor Wat for tourism, and analysis of the causes of earthquake damage in Iran, Turkey and Indonesia, as well as support for restoration. At the same time, we are studying local issues such as heat exchange for efficient snow-melting, and earthquake-resistance of the stone walls of historical buildings.

Bacteria for sewage treatment

Earthquake damage in Chuetsu, Niigata

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