International Workshop "Risk And Emergency Management For Roads"

29-30 June 2013, Osaka (Japan)

The International Workshop on Risk and Emergency Management for Roads was held at the Osaka International House in Osaka. This workshop was jointly organized by the World Road Association Technical Committee 1.5 on Risk Management", the International Road Federation (IRF), which provided support with the IRF Disaster Relief Fund, the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA), the Japan Road Association (JRA) and the Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd., and was sponsored by road-related organizations in Japan.

The two-day workshop consisted of three keynote presentations, two invited presentations and five technical sessions with a large audience including experts from governments, academia and the private sector. Two keynote presenters were invited from the U.S. and Indonesia as part of the cooperation with IRF and REAAA.

Welcome address by Mr Keiichi INOUE - Osaka 2013 - World Road Association

M. Keiichi INOUE

During the opening session, welcome addresses were delivered by Mr Keiichi INOUE, President of JRA, Mr Jean-François CORTÉ, Secretary General of the World Road Association and Mr Moriyasu FURUKI, Chair of IRF, Subcommittee of JRA, which was followed by the opening remarks by Dr Keiichi TAMURA, Chair of TC 1.5.

A commonly-shared important lesson emerged from the three keynote presentations: adequate post-disaster management as well as preventive measures based on past experiences play a pivotal role in quick recovering from the major natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Dr Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI, Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, presented the idea of unforeseen risk and management perspectives. Mr Djoko MURJANTO, Director General of Highways, Indonesia, showed the response to the Merapi volcanic eruptions. Mr Herby LISSADE from CALTRANS, the U.S. outlined the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS). This system serves as the basis of emergency and disaster response for the Transport Authority of California as it integrates various activities among the State and local governments, NGOs, and private industries.

International Workshop audience in Osaka 2013 - World Road Association

Les participants à l'Atelier

The technical sessions included presentations on management of emergency situations, risk management methodologies and application of risk management techniques. Risk management associated with tropical storms in Mexico and the application of quantitative risk assessment for road tunnels in Greece were concrete illustrations for participants.

Two Japanese experts explained how Japanese road administrations responded to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and the tunnel ceiling fall accident in 2012. One of the key messages was:

"What saves us in an emergency is what we prepared. It is not enough to prepare based on our experience and we should prepare beyond our experience."

In addition to the technical meetings, a technical visit to the traffic control center of Hanshin Expressway was organized.

International Workshop Program - 29-30 May 2013
Risk And Emergency Management For Roads

First day of the Workshop (29 May)

Hour

Conferences

13:00
13:30

Opening Session

Moderated by Yukio ADACHI and Maarten BLOMME

 

- Welcome Address, Keiichi INOUE, President, JRA
- Welcome Address, Jean-François CORTÉ, Secretary General PIARC
- Welcome Address, MoriyasuFURUKI, President, IRF Subcommittee, JRA
- Opening Remarks, Keiichi TAMURA, President TC 1.5, PIARC

13:30
15:00

Keynote Presentation

Moderated by Keiichi TAMURA and Ioannis BENEKOS

Unforeseen Riskand Management Perspectives
Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI, Professor, Kyoto University (Japan)

Disaster Management in Road Infrastructure - A Response Managementof Merapi Volcanic Eruption
Djoko MURJANTO, Director General of Highways, Ministry of Public Works (Indonesia)

15:00
15:15

Break

15:15
16:05

Technical Session I

Moderated by Takumi UNO and Maurizio CRISPINO

ASFINAG-Integrated Approach on Risk Management
Robert LISKOUNIG (Austria)

Risk Management of Land Development on Critical Highway Corridors
James LAMBERT (USA)

16:05
17:20

Technical Session II

Moderated by Takumi UNO and Maurizio CRISPINO

Application of Riskand Emergency Management to Road Operations in South Australia
Andrew EXCELL (Australia)

Risk Management in Public Danish Road Planning and Construction
Trine HOLSTVEICHERTS (Denmark)

Risk Based Maintenance Strategy in Hanshin Expressway Based on Logic Modeland BMS
Yasuhito SAKAI (Japan)

Second day of the Workshop (30 mai)

Hour

Conferences

09:30
10:15

Keynote Presentation

Moderated by Masaru KAWAMURA and James LAMBERT

Critical Transportation Infrastructure Resilience
Herby G. LISSADE Chief, Office of Emergency Management, CALTRANS (USA)

10:15
10:30

Break

10:30
12:10

Technical Session III

Moderated by Masaru KAWAMURA and James LAMBERT

Including Risk Assessment and Risk Management into Italian Standards and Current Practices: An Overview
Maurizio CRISPINO (Italy)

Managing Risks Associated with Tropical Storms - Mexico Case
Gustavo MORENO RUIZ (Mexico)

Current Status of Risk Planning in Flanders
Maarten BLOMME (Belgium)

On Risk Assessment and Risk Appraisal of Road Tunnels in Greece
Ioannis BENEKOS (Greece)

12:10
13:20

Lunch

13:20
14:20

Invited Presentation

Moderated by Hiroaki MIYATAKE and Andrew EXCELL

 

2011 Great East Japan Earthquake-Emergency Response, Repair-Restoration, and Lessons Learned
Masaaki IKEGUCHI Director for Policy Planning and Coordination,Tohoku Regional Development Bureau, MLIT (Japan)

 

Tunnel Ceiling Accident and Actions Followed
Masahiro SHIRATO Senior Researcher, Bridge and Structures Division, NILIM, MLIT (Japan)

14:20
15:10

Technical Session IV

Moderated by Hiroaki MIYATAKE and Andrew EXCELL

Emergency Situation Management of High Floodson Dornesti Bridge, Suceava, Romania-Case Study
Constantin ZBARNEA (Romania)

Waioeka Gorge Landslide: A New Zealand Case Study
Brett GLIDDON (New Zealand)

15:10
15:25

Break

15:25
17:05

Technical Session V

Moderated by Yoriko KAWAKAMI and Brett GLIDDON

Brussels Mobility Risk Management
Alain LEFEBVRE (Belgium)

Management of Emergency Situations in Cameroon
Kizito NGOA (Cameroon)

Emergency Management in Czech Republic
Jan GRUBER (Czech Republic)

International Seminar Risk Management for Highway Infrastructure (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico)

17:05
17:20

Closing Session

Moderated by Yukio ADACHI and Maarten BLOMME

Closing Remarks
Tomokazu YAMAZAWA President Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd.

Closing Remarks
Keiichi TAMURA Chair, TC 1.5, PIARC

The workshop

International Workshop - Osaka 2013 - World Road Association