It is obvious that the natural disaster occurrences with relatively high intensities have been increasing significantly since 2004. Such disasters may majority involve the sediment as a part of the mechanism, no matter the type of the disaster, e.g. earthquake, landslides, flooding, debris flows, flash flood, etc. Based on various experiences of disaster risk reduction, the structural and non-structural approach had become the same level of priority. Bearing in mind that the capacity in reducing the disaster impact is often meet a limitation, a non-structure approach such as raising the community resilience often meets more successful program of disaster risk reduction. Improving the vulnerability as countermeasures had shown the necessity of adopting both approaches. In almost all cases of introducing non-structural approaches, a locality should be carefully considered, particularly the locals who are facing the potential disaster at the first occurrence. In order to take the proper and immediate action against the disaster, the locals should have sufficient modalities (capacities, knowledge’s, facilities, etc.). The question is how to provide mechanism that the mentioned modalities reach the locals as early as possible. Moreover, speeding up the transfer of knowledge should also be conducted accordingly that the other people knows the current situation of the knowledge particularly the best and worst practices. The partnership-based knowledge sharing is considered the fast and cheap mechanism on disseminating the available lesson-learned. After big success obtained from the implementation of international workshops conducted in Yogyakarta of Indonesia (8-9 March 2010), Tainan of Taiwan (25-26 October 2011), and Hodaka of Japan (23-25 September 2012), the Fourth International Workshop on Multimodal Sediment Disaster (4th-IWMSD) would be conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 8 – 9 September 2013. The theme of the 4th-IWMSD is “Disaster Mitigation through Partnership-Based Knowledge Sharing”. It is anticipated that from the 4th-IWMSD implementation, a more obvious and synergic mechanism of the MSD-Network may take place.


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Faculty of Engineering,
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Co-organized and Supported by

logo-kyoto-universityResearch Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disaster,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University


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