Post-Tsunami Hazard: Reconstruction and Restoration by V. Santiago-Fandiño, Y.A. Kontar, Y. Kaneda

By V. Santiago-Fandiño, Y.A. Kontar, Y. Kaneda

This monograph makes a speciality of numerous themes on the topic of reconstruction and recovery in post-tsunami stipulations. elements equivalent to coastal engineering, early caution platforms and technological techniques, city making plans and settlements relocation, socio-economic redevelopment and coverage, coastal ecosystems and agricultural redevelopment in addition to pollutants review are incorporated. The reader will enjoy the a number of case-studies drawn from a few nations hit by way of the 2004 tsunami within the Indian Ocean and the nice East Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011 in Japan.

This booklet will entice scientists and students, selection makers, scholars and practitioners attracted to post-tsunami reconstruction and recovery processes.

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The reasons for that are as follows; the unwillingness of the victims to live in the village with unaffected residents, the unwillingness of land owners to sell their land to local government, and the impossibility of expanding the narrow roads of the unaffected settlement, because it concerns many land owners and may result in complex and long-term projects. Moreover, it is also important to consider shrinking processes in land use or architectural plans of the new settlements. One of the typical examples is the conversion from the public housing to nursing home after the residents get older.

2 We can take the following cases as typical examples; Moune district, Motoyoshi district and Shibitachi district in Kesennuma city. (from Aug. 13th to 18th, Kahoku Shimpo Newspaper). 3 Is levee needed in inhabited island!? (2013, Nov. 09) Mainichi Shimbun, p. 21. 2 Reconstruction Plans and Planning Process After the Great East Japan Earthquake… 19 area, where they can relocate with subsidies, is too narrow for those who want to live outside the area. These cases are observed mainly near or in the city, where most residents are paid workers, whose economy and lifestyle remotely relate to the ocean.

In the end, Iwate Prefecture established levee heights for rebuilding in 24 bays, Miyagi Prefecture in 22 bays, and Fukushima Prefecture in 14 bays (MLIT 2011). Mainly, L1 tsunami heights were used as the basis for the decisions, unless other historic storm surge heights were found to be higher than a L1 tsunami. Levee heights in many bays turned out to be higher than the heights of levees that existed prior to the GEJE. 4 m in Fukushima Prefecture (MLIT 2011). Land use policies for rebuilding.

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