Due to the large-scale flood damage caused by the heavy rain that occurred in the Kanto and Tohoku regions in September, Ibaraki University supports the disaster area in various fields such as resident care and agricultural land restoration. ) Was formed.So far, eight groups have been organized, and 9 people, including three from outside the university, have participated and are working locally. An interim debriefing session will be held in mid-November to announce the results of the activities.
According to Ibaraki University, the geosphere environment group led by Associate Professor Satoshi Murakami has a relationship between low river quality and embankment soil in the Tone, Kinugawa, and Kokaigawa basins, including Joso City, and the materials that make up the embankment. We will proceed with the field survey and create basic materials that will be useful for future disaster prevention plans.The Agroecosystem Group, led by Professor Toshihiko Narizawa of the Faculty of Agriculture, will advise on the restoration of agricultural land and future cultivation policies, as well as the agricultural use of accumulated mud and the protection of precious plant species.
The spatial monitoring group led by Professor Hiromune Yokoki will collect time-series data on the rainfall and water level in the basin in order to proceed with flood analysis using satellite remote sensing data.Osamu Saito, a specially appointed professor of the Faculty of Engineering, and other information and evacuation action groups rent out two drones and provide operational guidance for flood control measures in Joso City.
The Historical Materials Rescue Group, led by Professor Osamu Takahashi of the Faculty of Letters, investigates, collects, and preserves the damage to cultural heritage that conveys the history and culture of the disaster area.The housing damage group, including Professor Yasuyo Inui, is planning a questionnaire survey of 3,000 affected households regarding the damage situation, current place of residence, and future reconstruction of life.
The Resident Care Support Group, led by a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, Kazuko Tsuchiya, will appropriately understand and support the needs of disaster victims as the disaster area progresses from restoration to regional revitalization.The student volunteer / education group led by Mr. Ito has been cleaning up the flooded houses in Joso City, the Mizukaido Elementary School that became an evacuation center, and the flooded Joso City Library.