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The Japanese Tsunami - A WLPGA Case Study

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Modified date: 10/23/2017

The Japanese Tsunami - A WLPGA Case Study

Categories

Relevant sector: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Logistics

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Resource Mobilization & Advocacy

Language of the document: English


Author

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Organization

World LPG Association (WLPGA)

Description

This case study by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) looks at the critical role that liquid petroleum gas (LPG) played in the humanitarian response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The study describes how LPG proved to be a reliable and easily distributed recovery energy source, as it was used in kitchen kits, electricity generation, and evacuee housing units, in addition to serving as a substitute gas and autogas. The study also describes how numerous LPG industry members, distributors, and retailers collaborated with NGOs and the Japanese Government to respond to the disaster.

Year of publication

2015