In Japan, while surface water is generally regarded as “public water” and is
subject to many public regulations imposed under ... Saijo City, Ehime, Japan, is
a small city in Shikoku-Island with a population of about 58,000 people in the
year 2000 (Saijo City 2003; Fig. ... 15.1 Map of Saijo City coast: annual
precipitation was 179 15 A Legal Boundary on Water Resources 15.2
Groundwater Problem in Saijo.
Author: Makoto Taniguchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Water circulates continuously and seamlessly on Earth with little regard for the boundaries we draw. There are natural boundaries as between land and ocean and surface and subsurface environments, as well as human or demographic boundaries between nations, cultures, and religions. Although considered necessary by societies, these human-created boundaries disrupt natural water circulation, leading to serious water-related environmental problems. The dilemma of how to manage water beyond our boundaries remains, and nations have different ways and means of controlling each form of water, whether as vapor, surface water, groundwater, or seawater. Recent findings on the interaction of water from land, oceans, and the atmosphere encourage researchers to undertake collaborative work that goes beyond the boundaries of each discipline, be it oceanography, surface and subsurface hydrology, climatology, or glaciology. Drawing on all these fields, the book focuses on two major boundaries: that between surface water and ground water, and that between terrestrial water and ocean water. This comprehensive work is of great value to experts in academia, international organizations, consulting firms, water resources, fisheries, and urban development planning agencies.
The local information is important, and needs to be reflected in the community
disaster prevention map and needs to be ... Yoshida Y, Takeuchi Y, Shaw R (
2009) Town watching as the useful tool of urban risk reduction: case of Saijo,
Author: Rajib Shaw
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book presents key lessons from community-based risk-reduction practices in Japan, a country that is often hit by disasters and that also has shown strong resilience in coping with those disasters. Japan has a strong governance system for disaster risk reduction. However, the Kobe earthquake of 1995 showed the importance of community involvement in disaster response as well as recovery. With several examples from different parts of Japan, the book elaborates on the importance of community-based risk reduction and the innovations required for sustaining some of the community approaches. The book has 13 chapters and is divided into three parts: (1) Evolution of community-based risk reduction in Japan; (2) Community-based risk-reduction issues; and (3) Case studies. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends in the field and furnishes basic knowledge about these vital topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision-making.
technique practiced by Japanese urban planners in the 1970s, has become
popular as a participatory tool in machizukuri ... The activity consists of three main
steps: ''exploration in town,'' ''making disaster prevention map,'' and ''presentation.
... Relevance of Town/Mountain Watching in Saijo City Because of typhoon Nos.
Author: Rajib Shaw
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
As cities all over the world have urbanized rapidly after the industrial revolution, most cities have confronted environmental problems such as poor air and water quality, high levels of traffic congestion and ambient noise. This book brings the lessons from innovative urban risk management approaches in Asian cities.
There are two factors revealed by open ended questions about local
groundwater issues in Saijo city. There were several points ... The results are
displayed on a map using a Graphical Information System (GIS); we pinpointed
the area using zip codes. ... On the other side of the city is the Seto inland sea of
Japan. The city is ...
Author: G. Passerini
Publisher: WIT Press
This book contains papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impacts on Sustainable Development incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields. Following the success of the first meeting held in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2012, it considers the pressing issues related to environmental impacts in order to provide complete solutions. The included papers discuss how to assess the impact of economic constraints on the environment, considering the social aspects as well as any resulting environmental damage. The overuse of natural resources and the resulting pollution of the environment need to be better understood in financial terms. Uncontrolled development can result in damage to the environment in terms of the release of toxic substances and hazardous waste. The increasing number of new chemical compounds poses a major challenge to the environment as it is difficult in many cases to predict their effects and take appropriate decisions. Their economic impact can be particularly challenging. The book examines issues related to whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity. The demand for development land has led to the reuse of properties that have been abandoned for a variety of reasons. Many of them are brownfields, sites which have deteriorated in different ways, including by contamination. These sites are usually a burden in terms of economic losses and contribute to the detriment of the quality of life of entire neighbourhoods. Rehabilitation of local fields, particularly those that are contaminated can be an expensive undertaking and require not only technical solutions but the involvement of financial, regulatory and community stakeholders. Fundamental to this premise is the analysis of the risks involved and the development of appropriate strategies. The papers address problems of great importance discussing more constructive and progressive approaches to ensure sustainability. A major motivation for the meeting is to learn from past failures, to avoid repeating similar mistakes, while attempting to prevent emerging threats to the environmental and ecological systems. Topics covered include: Environmental policies and planning; Environmental assessments; Development issues; Sustainable cities; Economic analysis; Natural resources management; Energy and the environment; Food and the environment; Ecosystems health; Soil contamination; Brownfields rehabilitation; Water resources management; Air and water pollution; Toxicity studies; Environmental health risk; Risk analysis; Community participation; Legislation and regulations.
Author: Geological Society of America
Includes monthly abstracts and annual index.
Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library
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The origin of this mountain is a mystery to Japanese geologists ; it may be owing
to the Mikame - Saijo fault line which passes the W . side of the mountain . In this
movement , the Izumi Sandstone series to the S . of the city of Matsuyama was
pushed towards the S . E . and thrust over the Tertiary ... for example the
Nagahama - Gunchu line and another one as shown in the geological map of this
Vols. 1-20, 24, include a separately paged section: Abstracts of geological and geographical papers published in Japan.