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Advantages of the Open Levee (Kasumi-Tei), a Traditional Japanese River Technology on the Matsuura River, from an Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Perspective

Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Water 2021, 13(4), 480; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040480
Received: 15 January 2021 / Revised: 5 February 2021 / Accepted: 9 February 2021 / Published: 12 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flood Risk Management and Resilience)
Large-scale disasters, such as hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, and forest fires, have caused considerable damage in recent years. This study investigated two case studies of discontinuous open levees (kasumi-tei), which are a traditional Japanese river technology, on the Matsuura River at the sites of Okawano and Azame-no-se, and evaluated the advantages of these levees from the perspective of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR). These case studies were conducted through literature surveys, flood observations, and oral interviews. The systems in both the cases were flood control systems utilizing ecosystem services. The traditional river technology (the flood plain open levee) served as an effective Eco-DRR in both cases. Additionally, the flood plain levee technology enhanced the ecosystem services at both sites, including not only flood control capabilities, but also other ecosystem services. Furthermore, the open levees offered substantial cost advantages over their alternatives. These results suggest that other traditional Japanese river technologies may also be effective in strengthening Eco-DRR. View Full-Text
Keywords: open levee; kasumi-tei; ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction; disaster risk reduction; flood control; traditional river technology; disaster resilience; Matsuura River open levee; kasumi-tei; ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction; disaster risk reduction; flood control; traditional river technology; disaster resilience; Matsuura River
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Teramura, J.; Shimatani, Y. Advantages of the Open Levee (Kasumi-Tei), a Traditional Japanese River Technology on the Matsuura River, from an Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Perspective. Water 2021, 13, 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040480

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Teramura J, Shimatani Y. Advantages of the Open Levee (Kasumi-Tei), a Traditional Japanese River Technology on the Matsuura River, from an Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Perspective. Water. 2021; 13(4):480. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040480

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Teramura, Jun, and Yukihiro Shimatani. 2021. "Advantages of the Open Levee (Kasumi-Tei), a Traditional Japanese River Technology on the Matsuura River, from an Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Perspective" Water 13, no. 4: 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040480

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