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Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA) to hold 29th Annual Conference
04 July 2014 13:58
Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA) Conference in partnership with Dealing with Disasters (DwD) 201417th – 18th September, 2014, Sibaya – Imbizo Conference Centre, Umhlanga Rocks, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KZN Province, South AfricaTheme: ‘Building Disaster Resilience...
IRDR at the "Understanding Risk" Forum
03 July 2014 09:31
After Washington DC (USA) in 2010 and Cape Town (South Africa) in 2012, it was London’s turn to host the 2014 “Understanding Risk” (UR) Conference and Forum. UR 2014 saw 800 registrations of experts and practitioners in various areas of disaster risk assessment. The conference and forum are prime ev...
IRDR Host RADI welcomes delegation from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
02 July 2014 15:02
The Director-General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), David Molden, led a five-member delegation which was received by RADI Director-General Prof. GUO Huadong on 23 June 2014. In his welcome note Prof. GUO emphasised potential fields of cooperation, while RAD...
Success of International FORIN Workshops praised by ICSU Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean
01 July 2014 10:36
The International Seminar on Forensic Disaster Investigations (FORIN) was co-sponsored by IRDR; the International Consortium of Landslides (ICL); International Geographical Union; Mexican Academy of Sciences; the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and ICSU ROLAC. It was held on 24-25 Fe...
A Case Study for Early Warning and Disaster Management in Thailand
20 June 2014 10:16
AbstractThe article in  is suggesting that socio-economic change plays significant influence on disaster risk management, thus the current linear model for the assessment tool should be improved. This comprehensive instrument adopted an indicator-based approach for each element that makes up country...
New Executive Director of IRDR appointed
20 June 2014 08:27
The co-sponsors of the IRDR, the global progamme on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk - ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR - are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Dr Rüdiger Klein. He is a German national, who is currently based in Amsterdam. Before joining the programme, Dr Kle...
Big Data for International Scientific Programmes: A Statement of Recommendations and Actions
17 June 2014 11:35
Convened by CODATA and co-sponsored by a number of important international organisations including the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), the International Workshop on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes took place on 8-9 June in Beijing. The workshop was designed to provide a...
IRDR Conference Closing Summary, Outcomes, and Way Forward
09 June 2014 16:29
IRDR Conference Closing Summary, Outcomes, and Way Forward(Please click the link above to download the Conference Summary)[caption id="attachment_6704" align="aligncenter" width="620"] IRDR Science Committee Members and Ex-Officio Members.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6706" align="aligncen...
FORBES tells IRDR Conference Audience to manage Water Scarcity as a Disaster
08 June 2014 19:07
Nathaniel Forbes, Director of the Forbes Calamity Prevention Pte Ltd in Singapore shared three stories that illustrate key issues affecting water in the Plenary Session of the IRDR Conference on 8 June. In his presentation, “Water and Emergencies: The Impact of Thirst, ” FORBES walked the plenary au...
IRDR Conference 2014: PELLING outlines the international process and IRDR’s role in framing Disaster Risk Reduction
08 June 2014 12:17
BEIJING - Mark Pelling from the Department of Geography, King’s College London outlined international processes and IRDR’s role for framing disaster risk reduction in his presentation during the Plenary Session of the IRDR Conference 2014. PELLING emphasized how disaster risk management is entering...
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