This book provides a unique blend of integrated disaster risk communication research conducted by authors with diverse backgrounds, including social psychology, sociology, civil engineering, informatics, and meteorology. It reports on the latest advances in collaborative and participatory action research on community-based disaster management from the frontline in Japan, Nepal, China and the USA. In addition, it employs and integrate a broad range of methodologies, including mathematical analyses, computer simulations, questionnaire surveys, gaming approaches, and participatory observation. Each chapter deals with disaster risk communication initiatives to address various hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and landslides, which are uniquely integrated from a social psychological perspective.
Pitfall of Disaster Information
New Approaches Toward Tsunami Risk Preparedness in Japan
Using Computer Simulation for Effective Tsunami Risk Communication
Michinori Hatayama, Fuko Nakai
Gaming Approach to Disaster Risk Communication: Development and Application of the “Crossroad Game”
Fuhsing Lee, Katsuya Yamori
Collaborative Community Weather Information
Disaster Education Based on Legitimate Peripheral Participation Theory
Do Developed Countries Learn DRR from Developing Countries?
Imminent Warning Communication: Earthquake Early Warning and Short-Term Forecasting in Japan and the US
James D. Goltz, Evelyn Roeloffs