Structural Measures against Tsunamis

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9401
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Ishiwatari, Mikio
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Sagara, Junko
dc.date.accessioned
2013-10-15T21:40:08Z
dc.date.available
2013-10-15T21:40:08Z
dc.date.issued
2012-09
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2021-04-23T14:03:27Z
dc.description.abstract
Structures such as dikes play a crucial role in preventing disasters by controlling tsunamis, floods, debris flows, landslides, and other natural phenomena. However, structural measures alone cannot prevent all disasters because they cannot mitigate damages when the hazard exceeds the level that the structures are designed to withstand. The Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) demonstrated the limitations of Japan's existing disaster management systems, which relied too heavily on dikes and other structures. Damage can be kept to a minimum by multilayered approaches to disaster mitigation that include structural and nonstructural measures and that ensure the safe evacuation of residents. This report gives findings; lessons; and recommendations for developing countries.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/09/18023796/structural-measures-against-tsunamis
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16160
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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BAY
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BREAKWATERS
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COAST
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COASTAL AREAS
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COASTAL PLAINS
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COASTLINE
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COVERS
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DAMAGES
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DAMS
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DIKES
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DISASTER
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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DISASTER MITIGATION
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DISASTER PREVENTION
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DISASTER REDUCTION
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DISASTER RISK
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DISASTER RISKS
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DISASTERS
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DOCUMENTS
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EARTHQUAKE
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EARTHQUAKES
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EMERGENCIES
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EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
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ENGINEERING
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EVACUATION
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FIRE
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FIRE FIGHTERS
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FIREFIGHTERS
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FLOOD
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FLOODING
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FLOODS
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LANDSLIDES
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NATURAL PHENOMENA
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OCEAN WAVES
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PACIFIC OCEAN
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RECONSTRUCTION
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RISK ASSESSMENT
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RIVERS
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SAFETY
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SEA
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SEA LEVEL
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SEAS
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SECONDARY DISASTERS
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STORM
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STORM SURGE
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STORM SURGES
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STORMS
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STRUCTURAL DESIGN
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STRUCTURES
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TIDES
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TOPOGRAPHY
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TRANSPORT
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TSUNAMI
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TSUNAMIS
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TYPHOONS
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WATER LEVELS
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WEIRS
dc.title
Structural Measures against Tsunamis
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.date.disclosure
2013-07-19
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Brief
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Publications & Research
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/09/18023796/structural-measures-against-tsunamis
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice
Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice
Environment and Natural Resources
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yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000442464_20130719121652
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
18023796
okr.identifier.report
79357
okr.language.supported
en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/07/19/000442464_20130719121652/Rendered/PDF/793570BRI0drm000Box377374B00Public0.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.country
Japan
okr.topic
Science and Technology Development :: Engineering
okr.topic
Environment :: Natural Disasters
okr.topic
Urban Development :: Hazard Risk Management
okr.topic
Conflict and Development :: Disaster Management
okr.topic
Environment :: Coastal and Marine Environment
okr.unit
Urban (WBIUR)
okr.volume
1 of 1

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