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4 days left to register online for the IRDR Conference 2014
27 May 2014 09:00
Just 4 days left to register online for IRDR Conference 2014 to be held in Beijing, China. The IRDR Conference 2014, under the theme “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability,” begins from 7 - 9 June 2014 at the Beijing International Convention Centre.Organized by the IRDR Interna...
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Mr Makoto Mizutani to deliver Keynote Speech at IRDR Conference 2014
09 May 2014 11:20
BEIJING—Mr Makoto Mizutani will be a keynote speaker at the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014.  Mizutani will present “For Accelerating the Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake."  His presentation addresses the policy and...
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Statement on Establishing an International Science Advisory Mechanism for Disaster Risk Reduction to Strengthen Resilience
08 May 2014 15:57
At the end of March 2014, IRDR met with delegates from a number of countries, representing governments, international science bodies, UN agencies, the private sector, NGOs as well as international scientists to discuss how science and technology can best contribute to disaster risk management in the...
Research outputs
30 April 2014 16:49
In this issue of the IRDR newsletter we highlight the upcoming IRDR Conference 2014 with details on the plenary and breakout sessions, keynote speakers and registration information. This issue also covers the newly released DATA Project Report No. 1 and some of the major activities and events in whi...
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Bill Nicol to give Keynote Speech at the IRDR Conference 2014
15 April 2014 10:44
 BEIJING— Bill Nicol, independent management strategist and former senior adviser to the Indonesian Government’s 2004 tsunami reconstruction efforts, will give a keynote speech at the Integrated Research and Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014. Nicol will...
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ISSC Announces New Transformations to Sustainability Programme and Call for Seed Funding
02 April 2014 11:10
On 31 March 2014, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) launched a new global research funding programme called Transformations to Sustainability.The Transformations to Sustainability programme aims to build scientific understanding of transformative social change in the face of global cha...
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Reminder: Questionnaire from the ISDR IAP Stakeholders Group on Science, Academia and Research
01 April 2014 15:47
In an effort to better understand how the ISDR Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP) Stakeholders Group on Science, Academia and Research can benefit the Asia-Pacific region, we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to answer this short questionnaire of seven questions.The questio...
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5th Digital Earth Summit
31 March 2014 09:03
The International Society for Digital Earth will be hosting the 5th Digital Earth Summit under the theme “Digital Earth for ESD” from 9 - 11 November 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. This planned Digital Earth Summit will focus on how Digital Earth technologies and activities have contributed or will contribu...
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IRDR DATA Project Publishes Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary
28 March 2014 15:58
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme has recently published its Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary, which summarises the agreement on peril classifications and hazard definitions by members of the IRDR Disaster Loss Data (DATA) Project Working Group. This new and revised f...
Research outputs
28 March 2014 15:48
Understanding and documenting impacts from natural hazards is the foundation for decision-making and policy-setting in disaster risk reduction. The impacts range from human effects such as displacement, homelessness and fatalities, to environmental (wetland loss, desertification) and economic losses...
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