|Name/Title||The 9th Japan-Korea Conference on Sediment-related Disaster Prevention Technologies|
From Tuesday November 23 to Thursday 25, 2010, the 9th Japan-Korea Conference on Sediment-related Disaster Prevention Technologies was held in Seoul, South Korea. This conference is intended for exchanges of information and opinions about the latest trends of activities in relation to measures for addressing sediment-related disasters in Japan and South Korea. Since the first conference held in South Korea in 2002 for the purpose of contributing to future sabo administration and technological research and development of the two countries, the conference has been alternately hosted by Japan and South Korea with the present one being the ninth.
1. Outline of the conference
<From South Korea>
In relation to the presentations from the two countries, various topics were discussed including response to campaigns against projects, restriction of private rights based on the Sediment-related Disaster Prevention Law, delisting of sabo-designated areas (sabo project areas in South Korea), warning and evacuation for sediment-related disasters and sabo soil cement method.
In the conference, which is the ninth since the first one, "furnishing of the conditions for collaborative work and definition of specific themes" was adopted as the subject and the minutes were signed in relation to the decision to conduct joint research and development in addition to the activities of the respective countries and to the coordination regarding the determination of the themes. The three points of the minutes signed are as follows.
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