News & Events
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...
MURRAY gives speech in IRDR Plenary Session with how Science can influence Policy and Practice
08 June 2014 10:00
BEIJING - Professor Virginia Murray, Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction from the Public Health England and Vice-Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Group from the UNISDR, opened the second day of the IRDR Conference Plenary Session today with a presentation on “The road to HFA2: can s...
Translate Knowledge to Action to minimize Disaster Risks, Senator LEGARDA tells audience in IRDR Conference Opening Ceremony
07 June 2014 11:00
BEIJING - Philippine legislator, Senator Loren LEGARDA gave the Keynote Speech at the opening ceremony of the IRDR Conference 2014 in Beijing today. In her speech, LEGARDA shared stories on how the second largest volcanic eruption in the Philippines and the effects of Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption, were f...
Disaster Risk Science Conference kicks off in China
07 June 2014 10:30
BEIJING - The second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference opened today, 7 June, at the Beijing International Convention Centre in central Beijing. With the theme ‘Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability’, the event has attracted over 200 participants from over 4...