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Sophia Mayen - Blog 3: Yokohama Disaster Preparedness Drill

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I had the opportunity to take part and witness the Yokohama Annual Disaster Drill in August. For this blog post I have made an infographic to showcase the event and relate it to what simple things we can do in Victoria to be more prepared in case of an emergency. 

The event was for the local public to engage and learn about disaster preparedness, as well as to facilitate all the different stakeholders for training purposes. The disaster drill began with an earthquake simulation in which everyone was to participate by ducking and covering. Small structures to simulate fallen houses and buildings were used for controlled fires and rescue missions. A multi-story building was used to demonstrate firefighting and a rescue as well. 

Sophia Mayen - Blog 3: Sewage Treatment in Yokohama

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This is a podcast about one of Yokohama's sewage treatment facilities. Nicola and I sit down and talk about some of our take-aways from the tour and discuss Victoria's sewage treatment (or lack thereof) and the different stances on the hot topic. 

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Sophia Mayen - Blog 3: An Education in Yokohama City's Waste Resources and Recycling

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I was lucky enough to have been taken on a tour of the waste resources and recycling facilities in Yokohama City to learn about the City’s process in waste disposal, recycling, and management. The site visit showed me that there is more to garbage than what I had initially thought. Previous to this I hadn’t put much thought into how we treat our garbage and whether it could be viewed as an important resource.

Sophia Mayen - Blog 2: Earthquake preparedness // Am I prepared?

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This is my second blog post on the CAPI blog website. I discuss my experiences with earthquakes and things I've learned about disaster preparedness since my arrival. I reflect on and assess my own sense of preparedness in the case of an emergency. 

 

Sophia Mayen - Blog 1: Introduction

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 In this podcast I sit down with Elena and give a brief introduction and talk a little about myself and my internship placement in Yokohama, Japan. I will be interning for CITYNET and assisting with a disaster management project for Nepal.  

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