Managing and Reducing Social Vulnerability in the Context of Flood Risks in Mumbai
Date: January 21 - 22, 2011
Venue: Sir J.J. College of Architecture, 78/3 JJ College, Mumbai G.P.O (Fort), Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400001, India
Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"
- School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
- Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), Mumbai, India
- Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
Number of attendants: about 45 (including 15-20 students from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India)
Executive Summary of the Workshop
Presentation 1: "How Science & Technology can cope with Disaster Better-A Challenge towards Integrated Disaster Risk Management" - Norio Okada, Director and Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Presentation 2: "Aims and Scopes of Kyoto University Global COE Program, Global Center for Education & Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"- Hirokazu Tatano, Leader, GCOE Mumbai, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Presentation 3: "Understanding Risk Dynamics: A Systemic Approach to Assessment of Social Vulnerability" - B.Misra, Senior Advisor & Coordinator, KU-GCOE Mumbai Project
Presentation 4: "Disaster Management and Mitigation For Mega Cities – Mumbai Part 1: Issues (Micro Level)" - Kavas Kapadia, Professor & Dean of Studies, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India
Presentation 5: "Mumbai City Flood Risk Vulnerability"- Rajiv Mishra, Professor and Principal, Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
Presentation 6: "Community- Based Initiatives for addressing Social Vulnerabilities of Mumbai City"- Anil Parmar, Program Coordinator, United Way of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Presentation 7: "Perception of Social Vulnerability In Relation To Flood Situation in Mumbai"- Dr. Maya Parihar Malhotra, Civil Defence, HQ Officer
Presentation 8: "Technical paper on Aviation Accidents with special focus of Flood risk mitigation at Airports"- Nitin Sawant, Emergency Planner, Mumbai International Airport Ltd, CSIA, Mumbai
Presentation 9: "Disaster Risk Management of Mumbai Port Trust"- Suhas Sawant, Safety Officer, Mumbai Port Trust, India
Presentation 10: "Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRIM) & Critical Infrastructure"- P. V. Suresh, Chief Warden, Civil Defence Corps, Greater Mumbai
Presentation 11: "Disaster Risk Reduction – A Planning Approach"- Sanjukta Bhaduri, Director and HOD, Department of Urban Planning, School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi, India
Presentation 12: "Options for More Resilient Mumbai"- Hirokazu Tatano, Leader, GCOE Mumbai, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Presentation 13: "Identifying Vulnerability Pattern in a Flood Prone Micro-Hotspot Of Mumbai, India"- Subhajyoti Samaddar, Roshni Chatterjee, B. Misra, Hirokazu tatano (Mumbai GCOE-HSE Team)
Presentation 14: "Managing and Reducing Social Vulnerability in the Context of Flood Risks in Mumbai"- S. S. Shinde, Jt. Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Presentation 15: "Policy Options for Better Risk Reduction and Role of the Local Communities" - B.Misra, Senior Advisor & Coordinator, KU-GCOE Mumbai Project
The third workshop of the Global COE program, "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities (GCOE-HSE)", Mumbai base was held at Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India on January 21 & 22, 2011. The purpose of this workshop was to share experience, ideas and knowledge among different stakeholders including city government, research institutes, civil society and practitioners dealing with Mumbai disaster risk issues, to build networks with and among different stakeholders and institutions and to develop a road map for GCOE-HSE Mumbai Base.
The workshop was opened by B. Misra, Senior Advisor & Coordinator, KU-GCOE Mumbai Project, Norio Okada, Director of Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan, Hirokazu Tatano, Leader, GCOE Mumbai, Kyoto University, Japan, Kavas Kapadia, Professor & Dean of Studies, School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, India and M.M. Dalvi, Professor of Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India. The Director of DPRI, Kyoto University and the Leader of GCOE-HSE Mumbai Base thanked everyone for their participation in the workshop and also Sir J.J. College of Architecture for co-hosting the workshop. Prof. B.Misra and Prof. Kapadia welcomed all participants in the workshop. Prof. Dalvi, on behalf of the Principle of Sir J.J. College of Architecture (Prof. Rajiv Mishra), stressed that their prestigious college was very honoured to receive the representatives from Japan and other reputed organizations of Mumbai and also expressed concern over the recent environmental threats in Mumbai.
The participants in the workshop stressed on the growing concern over the city’s Disaster Risk Vulnerability. Community based initiatives for addressing social vulnerabilities and participatory approaches were significant points discussed. Examples of other Asian cities were cited and successful disaster mitigation techniques were brought to the forefront. Professionals from the field of Critical Infrastructure, Gateway Infrastructure (like Airports and Ports) and other organizations presented their visions on Risk Perception and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in their respective fields. The Joint Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) discussed the potential hazards in Mumbai and the subsequent mitigation measures adopted my MCGM in this regard. Almost 45 participants attended the workshop, bringing together not only professors, but also a large number of practicing professionals. Another achievement of the workshop was the participation of the large number of students which reflected a growing interest in Disaster Risk Reduction. A banquet closed the workshop offering the GCOE-HSE members a chance to strengthen the ties with the representatives of different stakeholders and institutions. The workshop was mutually beneficial for GCOE-HSE and the representatives of the various organizations. It provided a common platform to share and exchange ideas between practitioners of different but related fields which eventually proved to be fruitful for the future of Mumbai.