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When in March 2011 the tsunami hit the east coast of Japan, all the disaster manuals were in place. Still the impact was devastating. Huge waves overthrew every coastal protection and caused the melting of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Within days the entire world understood the seriousness of the disaster. The manuals just couldn’t cope. Many people died and the material damage was huge. The first learning the tsunami taught us is that not the manuals for the ‘when’ a disaster occurs will prevent the population from its impact.

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  • Disaster Area
  • Coastal Protection
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  • UNISDR. 2015. Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction 2015–2030. Geneva: UNISDR.

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Roggema, R., Yan, W. (2017). Introduction. In: Roggema, R., Yan, W. (eds) Tsunami and Fukushima Disaster: Design for Reconstruction. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56742-6_1

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