International Seminar Risk and Emergency Management for Roads

11-13 november 2010, Beijing (China)

International Seminar organized in cooporation by PIARC Technical Committee C.3 "Managing Operation Risk in Road Operations" and the Research Institute of the Highway Ministry of Transport in China.

The call for papers seeks submissions which address one or more of the following seminar session themes:

  • Introduction of risk and emergency management theory and techniques in the road sector ;
  • Best practices in risk management associated with natural and man-made disasters and climate change in the road sector ;
  • Best practices in contingency planning and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters and climate change in the road sector ;
  • Social acceptance of risks and their perceptions in road-related activities.

Participants of this international seminar shared approaches that have been used to evaluate the risks associated with natural disasters, climate change, man-made disasters and security threats.

The discussions dealt:

  • Strategies that are applied to reduce or mitigate the risks associated with these events ;
  • Identify best practice ;
  • Ananlyse relevant techniques ;
  • Study the factors affecting social reaction to risks in road-related activities ;
  • Methods that are used to measure people's acceptance of risks.

It is also an objective of the seminar ot assist road authorities to efficiently and effectively undertake risk management.

Preparatory Documents for the PIARC International Seminar "Risk and Emergency Management for Roads"

  • First Announcement of Seminar
  • Second Announcement of Seminar
  • Proceedings of International Seminar

    Opening Ceremony:

    • Opening declaration par Ping CHENG;
    • Discours de bienvenue par Dongchang DAI;
    • Discours de bienvenue par Jean-François CORTÉ;
    • Remarques d'ouverture par Michio OKAHARA.
     

    International Seminar Programme - 11-13 november 2010
    "Risk and Emergency Management for Roads"

    First day of the Seminar (Thursday 11 november)

    Time

    Content & Person in Charge

    09.00-09.35

    Opening Ceremony:

    • Opening declaration par Ping CHENG ;
    • Welcome address par Dongchang DAI ;
    • Welcome address par Jean-François CORTÉ ;
    • Opening Remarks par Michio OKAHARA.

    09.35-09.45

    Photos

    09.45-10.15

    Keynote Speech: General Introduction of Emergency Management in China (Chinese / English)
    Gongchen LIU

    10.15-10.45

    Keynote Speech: Introduction to Transportation Emergency Management in the United States
    Michael LOWDER

    10.45-11.15

    Keynote Speech: Risk and Emergency Management for Highway in China (Chinese / English)
    Dehua ZHANG

    11.15-11.30

    Coffee Break

    11.30-15.00

    Session I
    INTRODUCTION OF RISK AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THEORY AND TECHNIQUES IN ROAD SECTOR

    Chaired by Johan HANSEN

    11.35-12.00

    PTT 1-1 Concept for Risk Management in a Road Management Organization
    Johan HANSEN

    12.00-12.25

    PTT 1-2 Risk Identification and Control Method & Technology for Bridge and Tunnel Construction
    Wei LI

    12.25-12.35

    Q&A Session

    12.35-14.00

     Lunch

    14.00-14.25

    PTT 1-3 Development of a National Risk Assessment Model for Road Safety
    Maurice CAMMACK

    14.25-14.50

    PTT 1-4 Advance of Road Safety Audit and Its Application in China
    Hongbo WU

    14.50-15.00

    Q&A Session

    15.00-15.20

    Coffee Break

    15.20-17.05

    Session II
    GOOD PRACTICES OF MANAGING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN ROAD SECTOR

    Chaired by Connie Pooi-Cheng YEW

    15.25-15.50

    PTT 2-1 Managing Risks Associated with Climate Change - MexicoCase
    Gustavo MORENO

    15.50-16.15

    PTT 2-2 Road Weather Information Systems and Service in China
    Mingliang YAN

    16.15-16.40

    PTT 2-3 Bridge Collapse in Brasby (Finland)
    Kai TATTARI

    16.40-16.55

    Q&A Session

    16.55-17.05

    Feedback

    18.00

    Welcome Dinner

    Chaired by Dongchang DAI

    Second day of the Seminar (Friday 12 november)

    Time

    Content & Person in Charge

    09.00-10.05

    Session II (continued)
    GOOD PRACTICES OF MANAGING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN ROAD SECTOR

    Co-chaired by Connie Pooi-Cheng YEW & Hailong GAO

    09.00-9.15

    PTT 2-4 Technologies to Ensure Road Safety under Adverse Weather Conditions
    Changcheng LI

    09.15-9.40

    PTT 2-5 Risk Management for Roads in a Changing Climate: A Common European Approach
    Yues ENNESSER

    09.55-10.05

    Q&A Session

    10.05-10.20

    Coffee Break

    10.20-15.30

    Session III
    GOOD PRACTICES IN CONTINGENCY PLANNINGAND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN ROAD SECTOR

    Chaired by Chunfeng LI

    10.25-10.50

    PTT 3-1 Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Emergency Transportation Operations and Planning
    Kimberly Vásconez (representée par Michael LOWDER)

    10.50-11.15

    PTT 3-2 Disaster Management in MLIT, Japan
    Akihiro SANADA

    11.15-11.40

    PTT 3-3 Disaster Prevention Management and Prompt Restoration of the Tomei Expressway after the Earthquake (By NEXCO-Central)
    Tomonobu TANINO

    11.40-12.05

    PTT 3-4 Risk Management Application inXiang'an Tunnel Construction
    Zuolei LIN

    12.05-12.25

    Q&A Session

    12.25-14.00

    Lunch

    14.00-14.25

    PTT 3-5 Risk Management Application in Hangzhou Bay Bridge Operation
    Chunlei MENG

    14.25-14.50

    PTT 3-6 Management of structures in Metropolitan Expressway (Japon)
    Takashi MASUI

    14.50-15.15

    PTT 3-7 Risk Management Practice in Flanders (Belgium)
    Maarten BLOMME

    15.15-15.30

    Q&A Session

    15.30-15.45

    Coffee Break

    15.45-17.50

    Session IV
    SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF RISKS AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS IN ROAD RELATED ACTIVITIES

    Chaired by Roberto ARDITI

    15.50-16.15

    PTT 4-1 Social Perception of Risks in the Frame of Road Operation
    Roberto ARDITI

    16.15-16.40

    PTT 4-2 Social Acceptance of Risks in Road Related Activities in China
    Yanyan CHEN

    16.40-17.05

    PTT 4-3 Brief Introduction of Japan's Vulnerability to Natural Disaster from the Risk Perception Perspectives
    Minoru HIRANO

    17.05-17.30

    PTT 4-4 Public Opinion Survey on Their Acceptable Level of Risks in Terms of Earthquake Resistant Design of Bridges in Japan
    Yukio ADACHI

    17.30-17.50

    Q&A Session

    17.50-18.00

    Closing Remarks
    Michio OKAHARA

    18.00-18.10

    Closing Remarks
    Haitao ZHOU

    19.00

    Buffet

    Third day of the Seminar (Saturday 13 november)

    08.30

    Technical Visit

    • Beijing Badaling Expressway + Great Wall
    • Testing Ground for Highway and Traffic Engineering+ Forbidden City

    The Seminar

    International Seminar Risk and Emergency Management for Roads