Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)

Volume 3 Number 1 (2011)

Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management 2011 3 1

doi: 10.3850/S1793924011000551

Disaster Reduction Hyperbase (DRH) — Conceptual Development and Production

Hiroyuki Kameda
DRH Project Principal Investigator Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, 4th Floor, East Building, The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, 1-5-2, Wakinohama-kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0073, Japan.,


This article addresses the features of Disaster Reduction Hyperbase (DRH), a web-based facility constituting a disaster technology information knowledgebase. Both conceptual developments to define the attributes of DRH as well as steps of DRH system production are explained. Discussions include concepts of `implementation technology' (consisting of IOT (implementation oriented technology), PT (Process technology) and TIK (transferable indigenous knowledge)), main framework of DRH (incorporating DRH Database, DRH Forum and DRH Links), DRH Template, DRH contents acceptance criteria (understandable, implementable, and shown to be useful), `facilitation' procedure for DRH contents proposals, DRH web-system development, compilation of DRH contents, etc. Significance of the DRH Initiative is reviewed in terms of operation of the DRH Project, post-project activities, dissemination efforts to approach expected users, scheme for DRH Alliance, etc.

Keywords: Disaster Reduction Hyperbase (DRH), Implementation technology, DRH contents criteria, DRH Alliance.

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