News & Events
ICSU's New Executive Director Appointed
10 January 2012 01:03
The International Council for Science (ICSU) has appointed Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017.To view or download the press release click here or visit ICSU's webpage.
Professor Huadong Guo Elected as One of 51 New Academicians to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
28 December 2011 02:13
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk would like to congratulate Prof. Huadong Guo, Director-General of the Centre for Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE, CAS) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ex-Officio, who on December 9th, 2011, has been elected as one of the 51 new academicians b...
IRDR’s Executive Director Chosen to be on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
15 December 2011 01:21
IRDR’s Executive Director Dr. Jane E. Rovins was invited to become a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012.Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries will gather at the world’s leading Disaster and Risk Confere...
IPCC/SREX Report - IRDR's Involvement
14 December 2011 01:56
Representatives from IRDR Scientific Committee, National Committees, Working Group Chairs and Ex-Officios were involved in creating and developing IPCC/SREX report, which will be available in February 2012.Full List of Contributors:Lead AuthorAndrew Maskrey (Ex-Officio)Coordinating Lead AuthorsIan B...
RISK Award Launched at the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
02 December 2011 00:41
RISK Award was launched with the Global Risk Forum during the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva earlier this year and offers a €100,000 award to the first place project. The award will support the most promising proposal in risk reduction and disaster management and will be h...
IRDR IPO hires a Science Officer
23 November 2011 06:54
IRDR IPO is delighted to announce a new addition to the IRDR Team.Majoring in Natural Disasters at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management of Beijing Normal University, and with a long-term experience working in the international cooperation field of disaster reduction, Ms. Yaoyin...
The Use of Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) Methodology - Developed by IRDR Programme
16 November 2011 00:36
During the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2011, which was held from the 31st of October to 2nd of November in Beijing, China, the methodology template on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) was launched. IRDR’s executive director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins was interviewed b...
IRDR 2011 Conference - Opening Ceremony Statement by Margareta Wahlström
14 November 2011 07:26
During the Opening Ceremony of IRDR 2011 Conference, Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, made a statement which was broadcasted via a streaming video.To watch the video, click here.
IRDR Conference 2011 came to a close November 2d
03 November 2011 05:36
Dear All,The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2011 came to a close Wednesday (November 2d) with the announcement of the 2011 Beijing Declaration for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. IRDR Scientific Committee Chair Sálvano Briceño presented the document to delegates during...