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International workshop "Disaster management and resilience for road infrastructure"

9 May 2019, Irvine (U.S.A.)

This international workshop was organized by the World Road Association (PIARC) TCTechnical Committee E.3 "Disaster Management", sponsored by Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and in cooperation with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Summary of the Workshop

The aim of the workshop was to exchange and disseminate the latest, national and international management technology for improving resilience process for disaster. In order to achieve this goal, national and international expertise on disaster management from public authorities, and private companies met together at Irvine.

The one-day workshop consisted of one keynote presentation, three technical sessions with 25 participants including experts from governments, highway companies and the private sectors both from USA and abroad.

During the workshop, several topics related to wide variety aspect of disaster management for roads were discussed including international experiences on the subject with presentations from Austria, Czech, Mexico, Japan, and USA.

The local participants were mainly from the department of California. Among the wide variety discussion generated during the workshop, most of the discussion was payed to the importance of financial disaster risk management, pre and post disaster response management, and disaster mitigation management. This reflected the experience of recent disaster management practices.

International workshop - 09 may 2019
"Disaster management and resilience for road infrastructure"

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30 Opening Session (Moderated by TAMURA)

9:30-10:20Technical Session 1 (Moderated by LISSADE)

10:20-10:40 Break

10:40-12:00 Technical Session 2 (Moderated by MIYATAKE)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:10Technical Session 3 (Moderated by GRUBER)

15:10-15:30 Break

15:30-17:10 Technical Session 4 (Moderated by BERGHOLD)

17:10-17:20 Closing Session (Moderated by ARIAS)

  • Remarks, William "Bill" Anderson, Senior Program Officer, Technical Activities Division, TRB
  • Remarks, Herby Lissade, Deputy Division Chief, Division of Maintenance, Caltrans
  • Remarks, Keiichi Tamura, TC E.3 Chair, PIARC

Slideshow of the International Workshop in Irvine

  • Attendees of the International Workshop

  • Speaker of the International Workshop

  • Audience of the International Workshop

  • Technical visit of the International Workshop - Beckman Center

  • Technical visit of the International Workshop

  • Technical visit of the International Workshop

  • Technical visit of the International Workshop

  • Technical visit of the International Workshop

  • Technical visit of the International Workshop