DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICACY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE FOR DISASTER DEBRIS MANAGEMENT IN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS IN JAPAN
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197 - 209
IPPEI KAMEDA, NAGAHISA HIRAYAMA
The objective of this study is to develop an efficacy evaluation method for disaster debris management in municipal governments in Japan. A questionnaire survey was conducted to achieve this goal. The survey used an effort assessment sheet based on Self-Assessment for Business Efforts for Disaster Prevention to assess waste management in municipal governments that are located in the promotion regions of the Nankai Trough catastrophic disaster prevention. The results of this survey indicated that the efficacy in disaster waste management will not only require planning for disaster waste, but also capacity development. Using the Incident Command System, disaster debris management by the municipal governments located in the Nankai Trough earthquake tsunami evacuation measures special enhancement area was found to be more efficient than that by other municipalities. This indicated that the experience of 2011 Tohoku disaster cultivated a sense of ownership about an impending crisis in municipal government officials through the Nankai Trough earthquake disaster prevention activities.
disaster debris management, municipal government, efficacy, questionnaire survey, assessment procedure