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𝗦𝗲𝘀𝗶 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗮𝘁 𝘂𝗿𝘂𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗽𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘂𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗙𝗚𝗗)

Projek Perintis: Advancing Local Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategies for Equitable Resilience and Community Development

~ Ke arah pembangunan strategi dan tindakan bagi mengukuhkan sistem tadbir urus risiko yang baik dan mempromosikan budaya berdaya tahan selaras komitmen bersama terhadap UNDRR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

Buku Program – FGD Unair
Concept note – FGD UNAIR


Please come join us 🇲🇾 🇮🇩 🇬🇧 🌍


Date and time:
Thursday, March 21, 2024 2:30 PM | (UTC+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Participant Join link:

Webinar number:
2514 913 5675

Webinar password:
mmGe22ua5vJ (66432282 from phones and video systems)

Hosted by:-
Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center (DPPC), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universitas AirLangga (UNAIR) Surabaya Indonesia

This regional webinar is organized to support the implementation of joint transdisciplinary research entitled:-

We discuss new insights, retrospective view and prospective agenda for making our cities and communities more resilient to emerging hazards, systemic risk and compounding disaster in a tropical environment.

Kindly extend this invitation to your colleagues, and network.

DPPC Technical Staffs facilitates Japanese Students  on Global Project Based Learning – Water Quality Awareness

DPPC Technical Staffs facilitates Japanese Students on Global Project Based Learning – Water Quality Awareness

From 29th February 2024 until 9th March 2024, the technical team of Disaster Preapredness and Prevention Centre (DPPC), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology from the Laboratory of Water and Microbiology, was involved as facilitator for the Global Project-Based Learning. They were also assisted by the Deputy Director of DPPC, Associate Professor Dr. Aznah Nor Anuar.

Global Project-Based learning is a program that is being conducted between Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) with Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT). With environmental theme, the students will evaluate the environmental quality around Kuala Lumpur. There are two modules related to the environmental and throughout the program, the students will undergo experimental works based on the modules. By the end of the program, the participants will be presenting the results obtained.

DPPC was involved in facilitating the students for one of the module, on Water Quality Awareness. In this module, students learned how to assess water quality using fieldwork instruments and conduct laboratory analysis of the water sample. To be specific, the learning approach is project-based learning on Sustainable Water Management for Urban Garden. The project area is located at the downstream area of Bunus River. Currently, the Bunus urban garden is utilising tap water for plant irrigation, but community have plan to utilise water from Bunus River in future. However, the water quality is questionable due to urbanization and human activities surrounding the area of Bunus River. Therefore, a water quality assessment needs to be conducted to identify the feasibility and recommendations required if any treatment is needed before the community can utilise the water.

DPPC technical team feels excited having this kind of opportunity, conducted fieldwork and co-learning with students utilizing DPPCs’ lab facilities for clean water awareness activity, as one of the risk management focused areas of Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Centre.

Mr. Islah assisting student on water sampling procedure at Bunus River

Madam Nurain assisting students in utilising fieldwork instruments for water quality assessment

Miss Kamalia assisting students for laboratory analysis work

Group photo of DPPC technical team with SIT and MJIIT students at Bunus Urban Garden after fieldwork

DPPC joined Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam Research Field Survey for  Debris Flow and Early Warning System in Hanoi, Vietnam

DPPC joined Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam Research Field Survey for Debris Flow and Early Warning System in Hanoi, Vietnam

On 5th March 2024, the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre (DPPC), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology was invited to participate in a field trip programme for the Joint Project Formulation Field Survey for Debris Flow and Early Warning System in Hanoi, Vietnam. The 5-day field trip, which initiated by National Research Institute of Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan and co-organized with Institute of Geological Sciences – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (IGS-VAST) is one of the planned activities to realize a long-term project for cooperation between Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam on landslide and debris flow disaster risk mitigation projects. DPPC was represented by the Deputy Director – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aznah Nor Anuar and research fellow, Ts. Dr. Faizah Che Ros. Other delegates included Deputy Director of NIED (International Affairs Division), Dr. Shohei Matsuura and Mr. Okabe and other faculty members of UTM-Civil Engineering such as Head of the Hydraulics and Hydrology Research Group – Ts. Dr. Eliza Alias, Director of Center for River and Coastal Engineering – Dr. Ilya Khairanis Othman, Deputy Dean of Research and Innovation – Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Safuan A. Rasyid and several young researchers in the field.

The first day began with a welcomed meeting hosted by Director of IGS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, discussing the cooperation goals, issues related to landslide and debris flow disasters in each country, sharing expertise in addressing these issues, and addressing expectations for future collaboration on solutions that could benefit each country. On the first day, the delegates also had the opportunity to visit Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and meet the office Director, to express the collaboration intentions.

Next, the delegates embarked on a field visit to Mu Cang Chai , a rural district of Yên Bái province, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Mu Cang Chai district is a highland district of Yen Bai province, located in the west of Yen Bai province and 185 km from the province center, 365 km from Hanoi capital. It has a tropical monsoon climate, divided into two seasons, dry and rainy season with the average temperature during the year is 18.50C. Mu Cang Chai is well-known with local farmers needed to develop special water distribution channels to deal with the lack of water and the high-altitude topography. In response to this challenge, the community developed a way to retain water by levelling the land on the mountain in layers, resulting in the rice terrace fields’ distinctive look. Since they were designated a National Heritage Site in 2007, the rice terrace fields in  have attracted community-based tourism and featured in local festivals held during rice harvesting season in early October. However, due to the challenging of climate and human activities issues, in some areas, landslides and debris flows have become natural disasters that often disrupt the safety of the communities and the surrounding environment. The 3-day field visit was very meaningful for researchers to understand the real problems and explore potential solutions, which specifically focused on early warning system.

The programme concluded with a 1-day workshop on proposal writing to gather all the information obtained from the field visit and discuss research scopes towards providing innovative solutions. All delegates agreed to collaborate under this establish consortium which involving universities and research institutes/centres from these three countries (Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam), and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be pursued as an official sign of this cooperation. 

Welcoming briefing by the IGS-VAST Lead Researcher, Dr Pham Tien

Delegates’ group photo in front of the MARD office

Field visit to explore the study area

Delegates conduct a workshop to prepare research proposal



“Engineering Geology and Geotechnics for Disaster Resilience 


Engineering Geology and Geothechnics for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Agenda and Community Resilience ~ Continent to Continent Initiatives”

Special Session for the 14th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG on 28 February 2024 (Wednesday) at 3.30 pm

On behalf of the organizers, we would like to thank for your great support to the 14th Asian Regional Conference of IEAG, which is hosted by International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) and Malaysia Society for Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics Malaysia (SEGRM), on 27-29 February 2024 at UTM Kuala Lumpur. See more information @ https://www.arc14.asia.

You will be cordially invited to participate in the special session on “Engineering Geology and Geotechnics for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Agenda and Community Resilience: Continent to Continent Discussion“, to be held on 28 February 2024 (Wednesday) 03:30 pm (GMT+8). 
Kindly attend our special session, as follows:-

Date: 28 February 2024 (Wednesday)

Time: 03:30 pm (Malaysia time, GMT +8)
Via Cisco WebEx platform

Join link for participant:

Webinar number:
2522 576 6576

Webinar password:
Ch7J5PfE7Mp (24755733 from phones and video systems)

Your time and cooperation are very much appreciated.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Thank you.
Have a great day ahead.



14th ARC Special Session