The Committee on Disaster Risk Management of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP), Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) are organizing this important event to be held on Tuesday 9 August at 7:00pm Lima, Peru time.



Welcome and introduction José Macharé Ordoñez –WFEO-CDRM chairman


Case of studies Land Use Planning for Controlling Landslide Risk for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong

Jenny Yeung – The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong


Flood risk and urban land use management: Japan’s experience and way forward

Kenichi Tsukahara – Science Council of Japan, Japan


Mitigating Earthquake Risk through Land Use Planning: USA and New Zealand Approaches

Laurie A. Johnson –Laurie Johnson Consulting, United States


Round table


Closing José Macharé Ordoñez –WFEO-CDRM chairman


Our Speakers


Ir Jenny Yeung is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and has served as a member of the Council, Executive Committee and the Engineers Registration Board over the past years. She is a civil, geotechnical and structural engineer holding a degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an MPhil degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. She works as Deputy Head in the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. She is member of the Disaster Risk Management Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. Her interest is in landslide risk management, crisis communication, landslide warning system and community resilience to landslide disasters.


Kenichi Tsukahara is an engineering leader working as the director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Research Centre and professor in the civil engineering department at Kyushu University in Japan. He has held various senior-level positions in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport with the Japanese government. He brings over three decades of experience internationally, having served as a senior advisor with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, deputy director general of the Secretariat of Asia-Pacific Water Forum, strategy and policy officer in the Asian Development Bank, and first secretary for economic cooperation, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan; member of the Disaster Risk Management Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations; and senior professional civil engineer with the Japan Society of Civil Engineers Regional Science Association International. Kenichi holds a PhD from the Department of Regional Science at the University of Pennsylvania and a civil engineering degree from Kyushu University.


Laurie Johnson is an internationally recognized urban planner specializing in disaster recovery and catastrophe risk management. For over 30 years, she has combined her unique blend of professional practice and research in earth science, urban planning and public policy to help communities address complex challenges posed by natural hazards and disasters. Much of her work is captured in her recent book, After Great Disasters: An In-Depth Analysis of How Six Countries Managed Community Recovery. In June 2020, she assumed a new role of Chief Catastrophe Response and Resiliency Officer for the California Earthquake Authority and California Wildfire Fund. She is the 2019-2020 President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and on the Board of Directors of the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative and advisory boards of the Global Earthquake Model and WIFIRE Commons Convergence project. She holds a Doctor of Informatics degree from Kyoto University, Japan, and a Master of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, both from Texas A&M University.