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Recent and Historical Background and Current Challenges for Sediment Disaster Measures against Climate Change in Japan

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SABO & Landslide Technical Center, 2-7-5, SABO-kaikan, Hirakawa-Cho, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan
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SABO Department, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo 100-8918, Japan
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Chugoku Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 6-30, Kami-hachobori, Hiroshima 730-8530, Japan
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Water 2022, 14(15), 2285; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152285
Received: 29 April 2022 / Revised: 19 July 2022 / Accepted: 19 July 2022 / Published: 22 July 2022
Japan is a country with one of the highest incidences of sediment disasters, which will become more severe and more frequent as a result of climate change. This paper reviews the recent occurrence of sediment disasters caused by heavy rainfall affected by climate change in recent years, challenges in adaptation measures, and recent policies targeting such sediment disasters in Japan. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has been conducting non-structural and structural measures based on legislation. Recently, climate change has resulted in more severe and frequent disasters along with damage caused by sediment movement phenomena that are not covered by the present system for warning and evacuation. Efforts to establish assessment methods concerning the risk of these phenomena are shown as examples of current challenges of climate change. View Full-Text
Keywords: sediment disaster prevention; SABO; adaptation measure; climate change; Japan sediment disaster prevention; SABO; adaptation measure; climate change; Japan
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Hayashi, S.-i.; Kunitomo, M.; Mikami, K.; Suzuki, K. Recent and Historical Background and Current Challenges for Sediment Disaster Measures against Climate Change in Japan. Water 2022, 14, 2285. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152285

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Hayashi S-i, Kunitomo M, Mikami K, Suzuki K. Recent and Historical Background and Current Challenges for Sediment Disaster Measures against Climate Change in Japan. Water. 2022; 14(15):2285. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152285

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