IPL Global Promotion Committee

The Global Promotion Committee of
the International Programme on Landslides (GPC/IPL)

 

The Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (GPC/IPL) was established by the 2006 Tokyo Action Plan. It was authorized by the MoUs between ICL and the  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)United Nations University (UNU)International Council for Science (ICSU), and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) which were signed in 2006.

 

The First Session of IPL Global Promotion Committee together with IPL Symposium 2007 -Landslide Risk Analysis and Sustainable Disaster Management- was organized on 22-25 January 2007 at Elizabeth Rose Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo. Organizers were the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations University (UNU), the International Council for Science (ICSU), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Kyoto University (KU), the Japan Landslide Society (JLS) and others.

 

Terms of Reference of GPC/IPL

1) Organization of the work of the IPL Global Promotion Committee and of IPL Symposium

2) Evaluation and Promotion of IPL projects

3) Organization of World Landslides Forum

4) Identification and Promotion of the World Centres of Excellence on Landslide Risk Reduction

5) Contribution to global landslide issues and promotion of partnerships within the framework of ISDR.
(ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 and the planned Kyoto 2020 Commitment for Global Promotion of Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk)

 

Finance

1) Fund from ICL

2) Subvention to IPL

(Financial supports from ICL supporting organizations, governments and local governments, and non-governmental organizations)

 

Members

1) ICL member organizations

2) ICL supporting organizations which have exchanged MoU to promote IPL with ICL

3) Organizations which provide subventions to IPL.

 

Chairpersons

The initial chairpersons of IPL Global Promotion Committee selected at the first GPC/IPL in 2007.

Chairperson: Salvano Briceno (UNISDR, Director)

Deputy Chair : Badaoui Rouhban (UNESCO, Section Chief for Disaster Reduction)

Deputy Chair : Kyoji Sassa (ICL, President)

Deputy Chair : Paolo Canuti (ICL, Vice President for Europe)

Chairpersons in 2018: Qunli Han (Integrated Reserach on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Executive Director)

Deputy Chair: Peter Bobrowsky (ICL, President)

Secretary: Kyoji Sassa (IPL World Centre, Director)

 

Secretariat

IPL World Centre (IWC) was proposed by the 2006 Tokyo Action Plan and established by the First IPL Global Promotion Committee in 2007. The IPL World Centre is a part of the legal body of ICL and managed by IPL Global Promotion Committee.

 

1. Terms of Reference

1) To serve as the Secretariat for IPL and the IPL Global Promotion Committee

2) To coordination and implement the IPL Global issues such as Edition of “Landslides” Journal, Landslide Database, and International joint research and disaster investigation

3) To support the activities of the ICL-Japan (ICL Japanese network) under way and to promote the planned Kyoto 2020 Commitment in cooperation with ICL-Japan

2. Management

  IWC is managed by the IWC council which consists of members and advisors, and secretarial staffs.

1) Members

Directors of NPO-ICL, Members of ICL full members in Japan, Chair of IPL Global Promotion Committee, Presidents and other officers of ICL, some from ICL supporting organizations.

2) Advisors

Some from the Government of Japan, Kyoto University, and senior advisors of ICL

3) Secretarial staffs

 

Members of the Council of the IPL World Centre
2018 Japanese fiscal year (2018.4.1 – 2019.3.31)

Name

Organization

Advisor

INABA, K.

Vice President of Kyoto University

Advisor

KUSANO, S.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Advisor

MATSUMURO, K.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,

Science and Technology (MEXT)

Advisor

SAEKI.T

Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Advisor

SAYA, S.

Cabinet Office, Disaster Management Bureau

Advisor

BRICENO, S.

ICL Senior Advisor, Former Director of UNISDR

Advisor

GINKEL, J.A. van.

Former Rector of United Nations University

Member

FUKUOKA, H.

Director, Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University

Accounting Director of NPO-ICL

Member

HIGAKI, D.

Chair of ICL Committee of the Japan Landslide Society

Member

KONAGAI, K

Research Director of NPO-ICL

Member

NISHIKAWA, S.

Prof. Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University

Advisor of ICL

Member

OCHIAI, H.

President of the Japan Landslide Society

Member

SASSA, K.

General Director of NPO-ICL, Director of IPL World Centre (Chair of the Council)

Member

TAKARA, K.

Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in
Human Survivability (Shishu-kan), Kyoto University

Managing Director of NPO-ICL

Member

UZUOKA, R

Prof. Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Member

BOBROWSKY, P.

President of ICL

Member

CANUTI, P.

Former President of ICL, ICL Kernel member

Member

CASAGLI, N.

ICL Vice President for Europe

Member

HAN, Q.

Chair of the IPL Global Promotion Committee

Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Reduction (IRDR)

Member

ROUHBAN, B.

IPL Advisor,Former Director for the Natural Disaster Reduction of UNESCO

Member

TIWARI, B.

ICL Vice President for America

Member

YIN, Y.

Immediate Past President of ICL, ICL Kernel member

ICL Associates

ICL Associates

Country

Organization

Representative

Accession year

Certificate

Belgium

Liege University, Georisk and Environment (G&E) group

Hans-Balder Havenith

2021

2021 Certificate

China

State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (Chengdu University of Technology)

Qiang Xu

2018

2021 Certificate

China

State Key Laboratory of Plateau Ecology and Agriculture (Qinghai University)

Qingkai Meng

2021

2021 Certificate

Czech Republic

Czech Geological Survey

 Petr Kycl

2018

 2021 Certificate

Italy

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University Aldo Moro, Bari

Mario Parise

2018

2021 Certificate

Italy

Department of Engineering and Geology University of Chieti-Pescara

Marcello Buccolini

 2018

 2020 Certificate

Italy

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences – University of Pavia

Claudia Meisina

2018

2021 Certificate

Italy

University of Sannio - Department of Sciences and Technologies

Francesco Maria Guadagno

2018

 2021 Certificate

Italy

Geotechnical Engineering Group (GEG), University of Salerno

Michele Calvello

2018

 2021 Certificate

Italy

Federico II University of Naples – Department of Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences

Domenico Calcaterra

2020

2020 Certificate

Japan

Niigata University, Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery

Naoki Watanabe

2018

2020 Certificate

Japan

Ehime University Center for Disaster Management Informatics Research 

Netra Prakash Bhandary

2018

2020 Certificate

Kyrgyzstan

Tian-Shan Geological Society

Aman Sarnogoev

2018

2019 Certificate

Macedonia

Macedonian Association for Geotechnics

Julijana Bojadjieva

2021

2021 Certificate

Russia

Institute of Environmental Geoscience RAS (IEG RAS)

Svalova Valentina

2018

2019

Certificate

Russia

Russian State Geological Prospecting University n.a. Sergo Ordzhonikidze (MGRI-RSGPU)

Igor Konstantinovich Fomenko

2018

 2021 Certificate

Slovania

TEMPOS, environmental civil engineering Ltd

Jošt Sodnik

2018

2020

Certificate

Switzerland

Institute of Earth Sciences – Faculty of Geoscience and Environment / University of Lausanne

Michel Jaboyedoff

 2020

 2021 Certificate

USA

North Dakota State University

Beena Ajmera

         2018

 2021 Certificate

ICL Supporters ($1000)

Country

Organization

Accession year

Certificate

Italy

IDS Georadar s.r.l

2018

2021 certificate

Japan

Central Japan Railway Company

2018

2021 certificate

Japan

GODAI Development Corp., Kanazawa, Japan

2004

2021 certificate

Japan

Japan Conservation Engineers & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

2004

2021 certificate

Japan

Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

2004

2020 certificate

Japan

Nippon Koei Co., LTD.

2018

2021 certificate

Japan

Ohta Geo-Research Co., Ltd., Nishinomiya, Japan

2004

2021 certificate

Japan

OSASI Technos Inc., Kochi, Japan

2004

2021 certificate

Japan

OYO Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

2004

2021 certificate

Japan

Sabo & Landslide Technical Center, Tokyo, Japan

2004

2021 certificate

Chinese Taipei

Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc.

2018

2021 certificate

UNITWIN Programme

 

The International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) was proposed to promote landslide research and capacity building including education and a global multidisciplinary programme on Landslides, the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) for the benefit of society and the environment during the UNESCO and Kyoto University (KU) Joint Symposium on Landslide Risk Mitigation and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage on 21-25 January 2002. The ICL was established by the 2002 Kyoto Declaration on 21 January 2002. Based on suggestion from participants from UNESCO, the ICL proposed a new UNITWIN Cooperation Programme to support activities of the new programme within UNESCO framework in 2002. The UNESCO/KU/ICL UNITWIN Cooperation Programme “Landslide Risk Mitigation for Society and the Environment” was established on 18 March 2003.

     The activities of this UNITWIN Programme is the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) which is managed by the IPL Global Promotion Committee including ICL, UNESCO, UNISDR and other global stakeholders. The activities include, 1) publication of the full color International Journal Landslides (2016 Impact Factor: 3.657. The editorial office is located at the UNESCO/KU/ICL Headquarters building in Kyoto University Uji campus), 2) implementation of 45 ongoing IPL projects over the world, 3) management of ongoing 20 World Centres of Excellence on Landslide Risk Reduction (2017-2020), 4) the triannual organization World Landslide Forum (WLF1, 2008, WLF2, 2011, WLF3, 2014, WLF4, 2017, WLF5, 2020).

 

 

Memorial Photos of UNESCO/KU/ICL UNITWIN Cooperation Programme

UNESCO represented by its Director-General, Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Kyoto University represented by its President Makoto Nagao, and the International Consortium on Landslides represented by president Kyoji Sassa exchanged the agreement concerning the establishment of a UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Landslide Risk Mitigation for Society and the Environment Cooperation in the framework of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme. Two from UNESCO, two from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, three vice presidents of ICL joined this signing ceremony held at the President Room of Kyoto University in Fig.1.

Fig.1 Signing ceremony of UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Landslide Risk Mitigation for Society and the Environment between UNESCO represented by its Director-General, Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Kyoto University represented by its President Makoto Nagao, and the International Consortium on Landslides represented by president Kyoji Sassa at Kyoto University President Room on 19 March 2003
The UNITWIN headquarters building with three rooms were constructed with budgets of Kyoto University and the International Consortium on Landslides at the Kyoto University Uji Campus in 2004  
Fig.2  The front view of the constructed UNITWIN Headquarters building with three rooms (above) and the a joint photo of for the opening ceremony at the seminar room of the building on 3 September 2004. 3 from UNESCO (Earth Science, Disaster Reduction and Higher Education), Rector of United Nations University, Peruvian Ambassador, President of Kyoto University and Director of DPRI-KU, Cabinet office and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of the Government of Japan as well as ICL President and colleagues attended this meeting.
This programme was extended to the UNESCO/KU/ICL Landslide and Water-related Disaster Risk Management for Society and the Environment Cooperation Programme to include water-related disaster and also disaster risk management and signed by UNESCO, Kyoto University (Disaster Prevention Research Institute) and the International Consortium on Landslides at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in November 2010
Fig.3. A signing to the extension of UNITWIN Cooperation Programme by UNESCO Higher Education (Sonia Bahri), DPRI-KU Director (Norio Okada), ICL President (Paolo Canuti) with eye-witnessed by UNISDR Director (Salvano Briceno), Director of Disaster Reduction of UNESCO (Badaoui Rouhban), and ICL Executive Director (Kyoji Sassa) at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 16 November 2010

Link to the UNESCO ChairsUNITWIN Network
3. Photo of Signing Ceremony in Ljubljana

Signatories of the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 31 May 2017

4. Ljubljana Declaration

World Landslide Forum V

Fifth World Landslide Forum, November 2 – 6, 2020, Kyoto, Japan
Implementing and Monitoring the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025
-Voluntary contribution to the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 and
the Agenda 2030 -Sustainable Development Goals-

For more information:

English Web: http://wlf5.iplhq.org/

Japanese Web: http://wlf5-jp.iplhq.org/

 

LS-RAPID and LS-TSUNAMI

LS-RAPID and LS-TSUNAMI

 

The International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) has developed an integrated model to simulate the initiation and motion of landslides (LS-RAPID) and also an integrated model to simulate landslide-induced tsunami (LS-TSUNAMI).

The LS-RAPID simulation needs geotechnical parameters measured or estimated from the undrained dynamic-loading ring-shear testing. The theory of LS-RAPID, the geotechnical parameters necessary to simulate landslide initiation and motion, and their characteristics are described.

The LS-Tsunami model to simulate landslide-induced tsunami was developed under the following concept. The tsunami wave is caused by the vertical upheaval of the sea floor during the motion of a landslide under sea. The motion of the landslide mass under water is given by the LS-RAPID simulation as the trigger. The simulation of tsunami is the same as in the IOC Tsunami manual published by UNESCO in 1997.

Both details and their manual are published in Landslide Dynamics: ISDR-ICL Interactive Teaching Tools (Springer) (http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319577739) and application to real landslides are published in the ICL World Report on Landslides (http://iplhq.org/ls-world-report-on-landslide/).

 

Basic Concept of LS-RAPID

where R includes the effects of forces of N (normal stress due to self-weight W) and U that works in the upward direction of the maximum slope line before motion and in the opposite direction of landslide movement during motion. All stresses and displacements are projected and calculated into the horizontal plane (Sassa 1988). This model was firstly applied to 2006 Leyte Landslide which was triggered by a small nearby earthquake after heavy rainfall and published by Sassa et al. 2010. The left-top box shows the water pressure ratio increased by heavy rainfall and small seismic acceleration loading in three components.

 

Link to LS-RAPID Video: https://youtu.be/Rb1VJ5EoI5I

Secondly, the model was revised and applied for 2014 Horoshima rain-induced rapid and long-travelling landslides. In this model, a time vaiation of pore pressure ration calculated by 10 minute-raincall-record was input to the model in stead of earhthquake accelleration recod (for Leyte).

Link to LS-RAPID Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp-JIQoi87M&t=18s

References

Sassa K (1988) Geotechnical model for the motion of landslides. In: Proc. 5th International Symposium on Landslides, “Landslides”, Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 1. pp 37-56.

Sassa K, Nagai O, Solidum R, Yamazaki Y, Ohta H (2010) An integrated model simulating the initiation and motion of earthquake and rain induced rapid landslides and its application to the 2006 Leyte landslide. Landslides 7(3):219–236.
Sassa K, Fukuoka H, Sato Y, Takara K, Huy L, Setiawan H, Pham T, Dang K (2014) Initiation mechanism of rapid and long runout landslides and simulation of Hiroshima landslide disasters using the integrated simulation model (LS-RAPID). Proc. of the International Forum “Urbanization and Landslide Disaster, pp 85-112 (in Japanese).

Software and trial version downloading

LS-RAPID is available from WEB and trial version can be downloaded free of charge: https://soft.godai.co.jp/En/Soft/Product/Products/LS-RAPID/

LS-RAPID Manual:

http://iplhq.org/icl/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/LS-Rapid-Manual-EngVer20171108.pdf


Application example (ICL World Report on Landslides)

Report of Unzen-Mayuyama megaslide: http://iplhq.org/report/unzen-mayuyama-megaslide-2/

Video of 1792 Unzen-Mayuyama Landslide Simulation on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwAWjdXXNbk

Report of Takanodai landslide: http://iplhq.org/report/takanodai-landslide/

Video of Takanodai landslide simulation on Youtube: https://youtu.be/y-wh0RBfKWU

 

Basic Concept of LS-TSUNAMI

This model was initially applied to a simple imaginary coastal landslide which entered into the sea and moved on the sea floor. It is shown in the following first figure.
Then, the model was applied for the 1792 large tsunami triggered by 1792 Unzen-Mayuyama landslide. It cased the largest landslide disaster in Japan. It is shown in the following second figure.

Link to LS-TSUNAMI Video:  https://youtu.be/QoQboDi7dQw

References

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) (1997) Numerical method of tsunami simulation with the leap-frog scheme. IUGG/IOC Time Project IOC Manuals and Guides, No.3, UNESCO. 126 p

Sassa, K., Dang, K., Yanagisawa, H. et al. (2016) A new landslide-induced tsunami simulation model and its application to the 1792 Unzen-Mayuyama landslide-and-tsunami disaster. Landslides, Vol.13 (6), pp. 1405–1419.

 

Software and trial version downloading

LS-TSUNAMI is available from WEB and trial version can be downloaded free of charge (included in LS-RAPID): https://soft.godai.co.jp/En/Soft/Product/Products/LS-RAPID/

LS-Tsunami Manual:

http://iplhq.org/icl/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/LS-Tsunami-Manual-EngVer20171023.pdf

Application example (ICL World Report on Landslides)

Report of 1792 Unzen Landslide and Tsunami Disaster: http://iplhq.org/report/1792-unzen-landslide-and-tsunami-disaster/