Infrastructure Development Institute - Japan

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



(2000), "Infrastructure Development Institute - Japan", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1.



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Infrastructure Development Institute - Japan


Infrastructure Development Institute - Japan

As one of the world's most hazard-prone countries, Japan has undertaken measures to protect against disasters for centuries. Currently, the nation spends a considerable portion of its annual budget on such activities; for example, annual expenditures against flood disasters are around $20 billion. In the course of these activities, disaster managers in Japan have accumulated much experience and knowledge concerning countermeasures against flood disasters and droughts. In order to share this information, the Infrastructure Development Institute, Japan (IDI), in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Construction, has prepared this Web site on "Water policy in Japan".

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