Flood Risk Assessment in the Bolivian Amazonia is a post doctoral research carried at Disaster Potential Research Laboratory from Irides (Tohoku University, Japan). The main purpose of this research is to assess and predict the runoff variations and consequences of extreme flood events induced by climate change and demographic-economic development (DED) on the Bolivian Amazonia. Climate change will increase the flood by heavier rainfalls and more frequent events. Additionally, DED will increase vulnerability; DED will modify the hydrological response of basins and will increase the number of people and human activities prone to suffer damages from flood events. will investigate and evaluate the potential impacts of climate change and human development on the future runoff and flood risk of the study area. This research will propose new approaches for climate change studies and flood risk modelling.
The he present research is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS). The project began its research activities on November 2014. The logo selected is quite simple but meaningful. It consists on the map of Bolivia and inside the map it is the kanji fore the word Shuǐ (Chinese) or Mizu (Japanese) that means water. The kanji looks like a drop water. It was decided to use the symbol of water, as everything relates somehow to water. Water is the most vital element for life, but it can also become the most destructive force.
"Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them." (Lao-tzu)