The First World Landslide Forum
  Date: 18th-21st November 2008
  Venue: United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
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Organizers and Committee

International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) *, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR), United Nations University (UNU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank (IBRD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Council for Science (ICSU), World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Kyoto University (KU), Japan Landslide Society (JLS) (* Members are listed in the last page)
Cosponsors (TENTATIVE)
Cabinet Office of Japan (CAO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (MOFA), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF), Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport, Japan (MLIT), Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Science Council of Japan (SCJ), Ministry for Research and University, Italy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy, Ministry of the Environment, Italy, Department of Civil Protection of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy, Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR), National Emergency Management Agency of Korea (NEMA), Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic, Government of Peru, Government of Philippines, International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), International Geographical Union (IGU), International Flood Initiative (IFI), International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), Academy of Forest, Wood and Environment, Japan (AFWE), Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
International Organizing Committee

Honorary Chairpersons

Salvano BRICENO (Director of UN/ISDR)
Jacques DIOUF (Director-General of FAO)
Konrad OSTERWALDER (Rector of UNU)
Michel JARRAUD (Secretary-General of WMO)
Koichiro MATSUURA (Director-General of UNESCO)
Goverdhan MEHTA (President of ICSU)
Shuzo NISHIMURA (Executive Vice President of Kyoto University)
Kyoji SASSA (President of ICL, IPL World Centre)
Edward BROMHEAD (University of London, Kings College London)
Paolo CANUTI (European Centre of ICL, University of Florence)
Srikantha HERATH (Senior Academic Programme Officer of UNU)
Kazuhiro ISHIHARA (Director of Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University)
Howard MOORE (Senior Advisor of ICSU)
Badaoui ROUHBAN (Chief, Section for Disaster Reduction of UNESCO)
Robert SCHUSTER (U.S. Geological Survey)

Robert F. ADLER (Senior Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA)
Walter J. AMMANN (Chairman International Disaster and Risk Conference Davos IDRC and President Global Risk Forum GRF Davos)
Peter BOBROWSKY (Secretary General, International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), Canada)
Earl BRABB (President Emeritus, International Landslide Research Group, USA)
Nicola CASAGLI (Director, European Centre of ICL, University of Florence)
Wolfgang@EDER (Technical Advisor of ICL, Germany)
Ryu FUKUI (Manager, Tokyo Development Learning Center of the World Bank)
See Sew GUE (World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Institution of Engineers, Malaysia)
Lynn HIGHLAND (Director, Landslide Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey)
Thomas HOFER (Forestry Officer, Specialist on watershed management and mountain development, Forestry Department of FAO, Italy)
Alik ISMAIL-ZADEH (Secretary General, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Germany/Russia)
Libor JANSKY (Senior Academic Programme Officer of UNU, Bonn, Germany)
Dwikorita KARNAWATI (Assoc.Professor, University of Gadjamada, Indonesia)
Saroj Kumar JHA (Team Leader, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery the World Bank Group, USA)
Suzanne LACASSE (Managing Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI))
Willy LACERDA (Chair, Joint Technical Committee 1- Landslides and Engineered Slopes, Brazil)
Peter LYTTLE (Coordinator, Landslide Hazard Programme of U.S. Geological Survey)
Hideaki MARUI (President, Japan Landslide Society)
Gordon MACBEAN (Chair, ICSU Planning Committee on Natural and Human-Induced Environmental Hazards and Disasters, Canada)
Claudio MARGOTTINI (Advisor, Ministry of the Environment , Italy)
Norio OKADA, N. (President, Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science, Japan)
Luciano PICARELLI (Professor, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Italy)
Nuria SANZ (Programme Specialist, World Heritage Centre of UNESCO, France)
Hari SRINIVAS (Chief, Urban Environmental Management of UNEP, Japan)
Hiroshi TANABE (Vice President, International Geographical Union (IGU), Japan)
Avinash TYAGI (Director, Hydrology and Water Resources Department of WMO, Switzerland)
Yueping YIN (Director, Department of Environmental Geology, Chinese Geological Survey, China))
Local Organizing Committee
Executive Subcommittee
Kaoru TAKARA (Executive Director of ICL, Deputy Director of DPRI/KU)
Deputy Chairpersons:
Hirotaka OCHIAI (Vice President of the Japan Landslide Society, Head of Mountain Conservation of the Forest and Forest Product Research Institute)
Roy SIDLE (Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University)

Masahiro CHIGIRA (Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University)
Daisuke HIGAKI (Chair, Planning Section of the Japan Landslide Societyj
Toshitaka KAMAI (Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University)
Kazuo KONAGAI (Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo)
Toyohiko MIYAGI (Chair, International Affairs of the Japan Landslide Society)
Hiromu MORIWAKI (Director, Strategic Planning Department of the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention)
Katsuo SASAHARA (Professor, Kochi University)
Rajib SHAW(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
Koji SUZUKI (Executive Director, Asia Disaster Reduction Center)
Yasuto TACHIKAWA (Executive Director of the Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science)
Kuniyoshi TAKEUCHI (Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, Public Works Research Institute)
Ikuo TOWHATA (Professor, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyoj
Ryousuke TUNAKI (Executive Director of the Japan Landslide Society)
Ryuichi YATABE (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University)
Advisory Subcommittee
Tatsuya KIMURA (Deputy Head, International Affairs Office, Japan Meteorological Agencyj
Haruo NISHIMOTO (Director for Volcanic Sabo and Debris Flow Control, SABO Dept., MLITj
Shokichi SAKATA (Group Director for Water Resources and Disaster Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Eiji TORISU (Director of Disaster Preparedness, Cabinet Officej
Yasurou KAWANO (Head of Forest Disaster Prevention and Restoration Office, Forestry Agency, MAFFj
Atsushi WATANABE (Director, Section of Disaster Prevention Science and Technology, MEXT)
Scientific Advisors
Hiroyuki KAMEDA (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University and Visiting Researcher, NIED)
Masashi KAMON (Dean, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto Universityj
Yoshimitsu OKADA (President, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Preventionj
Tadahiko SAKAMOTO, T. (Chief Executive, Public Works Research Institutej
Asahiko TAIRA (Science Council of Japan, SCJ),
Tamotsu TAKAHASHI (Association for Disaster Prevention Researchj
Kenzo TOKI (Director, Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage of the Ritsumeikan University)
Hiroshi FUKUOKA (Secretary General, Treasurer of ICL, Associate Professor of DPRI/KU)
Osamu NAGAI (Deputy Secretary General, Research Promotion Officer, International Consortium on Landslides)
Shiho ASANO (Kyusyu Branch of the Forest and Forest Product Research Institute, Japan)
Akiyuki KAWASAKI (Research Fellow, United Nations University, Tokyo)
Kenichiro KOBAYASHI (Assistant Professor, Institute of Sustainability Science, Kyoto University)
Tadashi NAKASHIMA (Lecturer, Field Science Education and Research Center of Kyoto University)
Hidemasa OHTA (President, Ohta-Geo, Japan)
Yasuhiko OKADA (Researcher, Forest and Forest Product Research Institute, Japan)
Etsuko TSUNOZAKI (Asia Disaster Reduction Center, Kobe) .
Fawu WANG (Assistant to the President of ICL, Assistant Professor of DPRI/KU)
Gonghui WANG (Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of "Landslides, Assistant Professor of DPRI/KU))
Mie UEDA (Secretary, International Consortium on Landslides)
International Consortium on Landslides
International Consortium on Landslides

  An international non-government and non-profit scientific organization
promoting landslide research and capacity building for the benefit of society and the environment

President: Kyoji Sassa (Prof. Emeritus, Kyoto University)

Vice Presidents: Peter Bobrowsky (Geological Survey of Canada) / Paolo Canuti (University of Firenze, Italy)

Oddvar Kjekstad (International Centre for Geohazards, Norway) / Peter Lyttle (U. S. Geological Survey, USA)

ICL Supporting Organizations:

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) / The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR) / The United Nations University (UNU) / International Council for Science (ICSU) /World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) / International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) / Governments of Japan, USA, Italy, Canada, Norway, Korea, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

ICL Members:

Geological Survey of Canada / Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment / Jilin University, Environmental Geological Disaster Research Institute, China / Xian Municipal Government, Lishan Landslide Prevention and Control Office, China / Northeast Forestry University, China / Xifan Jiaotong University, Department of Civil Engineering, China / China Three Gorges University, Institute of Geological Hazard Mitigation / China Geological Survey / Universidad Nacional de Columbia, Columbia / Charles University, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic / Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Institute and Laboratory of Geotechnics, Germany / Mekelle University, Ethiopia / Building & Housing Research Center, Iran / International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Iran / Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute (SCWMRI), Iran / ENEA (Italian Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment), Italy / European Commissionfs Joint Research Centre, IPSC/HSU, Italy / Instituto Nationale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Italy / University of Firenze, Earth Sciences Department, Italy / Center of Geological Environment, Geological Agency of Indonesia/ Ehime University, Faculty of Engineering, Japan / Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute, Japan / Geographical Survey Institute, Japan / Japan Landslide Society / Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Research Section for Innovative Disaster Prevention Technology and Policy, Japan / Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Research Centre on Landslides, Japan / Niigata University, Research Center for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery, Japan / University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering Group, Japan / University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, Japan / Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) / Mara University of Technology, Malaysia / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal / International Centre for Geohazards (ICG) in Oslo, Norway / Instituto Geologico Minero y Metalurgico (INGEMMET), Peru / Grudec Ayar, Peru / Proexrom S.R.L. Technical University, Civil Engineering Faculty, Romania / Federal State Unitary Geological Enterprise Scientific Centre HydGeo, Russia / Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Environmental Geoscience (IEG RAS) / Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of the Geospheres Dynamics / Unified Energy System of Russia, Open Joint-Stock Company Engineering Centre / Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Engineering Geology, Slovakia / Swedish Geotechnical Institute / Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) / Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Land Development Department, Thailand / U.S. Geological Survey, USA / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Atmospheres, USA/Institute Hydroingeo, State Committee of Geology of Uzbekistan

ICL Supporters:

Marui & Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan / Eight Consultants Co., Ltd., Okayama, Japan / Geo-Research Institute, Osaka, Japan / GODAI Development Corp., Kanazawa, Japan / Japan Conservation Engineering & Co., Ltd., Tokyo / Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan / Kowa Co., Ltd., Niigata, Japan / MEISAI Co., Suita, Japan / Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan / Ohta Geo-Research Co., Ltd., Nishinomiya, Japan / OSASI Technos Inc., Kochi, Japan / OYO Corporation, Tokyo, Japan / Research Center of Computational Mechanics, Inc., Tokyo, Japan / Sabo Technical Center, Tokyo, Japan / Sakata Denki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

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