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IRDR Strategic Plan 2013-2017
15 April 2013 10:43
The vision of the IRDR programme is being pursued through the principal goals and strategic activities proposed in the IRDR Science Plan (ICSU 2008), and outlined in detail in its Strategic Plan (2013-2017). The successful implementation of these actions will depend on the support of the implementat...
Workshop on Mathematics of climate change, related hazards and risks
27 March 2013 13:28
Organized as part of the global program Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, the workshop will take place at Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Mexico during July 29 – August 2, 2013 and will be a satellite of the 2013 Mathematical Congress of the Americas.This 5-day workshop...
Call for papers - RIA workshop in May at King's College London
26 March 2013 09:35
An agenda setting workshop to better integrate behavioural and social science and practitioner approaches to knowledge and learning in resilience building for disaster risk management will be held on 16-17 May 2013 at King’s College London.Co-Chairs: Richard Eiser , Mark Pelling and Emma VismanThe f...
Vacancy Announcement: CODATA Executive Director
07 February 2013 10:43
CODATA, an interdisciplinary committee of ICSU that promotes improved scientific and technical (S&T) data management and use, is recruiting an Executive Director. Applications are open now and close on 21 February.CODATA, founded in 1966, is a non-governmental organization that strengthens inter...
Call for papers - International Conference on Building Resilience
05 February 2013 13:50
The Centre for Disaster Resilience, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia are organising the next event in the series of “Building Resilience” International Conferences. The conference is entitled: “International Conference on Building R...
RIA Review Article in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
25 January 2013 20:18
AbstractUnderstanding how people interpret risks and choose actions based on their interpretations is vital to any strategy for disaster reduction. We review relevant literature with the aim of developing a conceptual framework to guide future research in this area. We stress that risks in the conte...
Annual Report 2011
25 January 2013 14:40
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) takes a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. Although the approaches in the sciences vary, Programme approaches the issues...
UNISDR (2011) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
25 January 2013 14:30
The 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR11) highlights the political and economic imperative to reduce disaster risks, and the benefits to be gained from doing so. Importantly, it offers guidance and suggestions to governments and nongovernmental actors alike on how they can...
Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA) Report No. 1
25 January 2013 14:23
Our emphasis in this report is on the contributions that can be made to integrated risk analysis and risk reduction through the study of human behaviour and decision-making. Our aim is to provide an integrated perspective on research on risk and decision-making and offer pointers to how this can be...
Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) Report No. 1
25 January 2013 14:15
Our knowledge of the causes of disasters and how to effectively manage disaster risks has grown considerably in recent years, but to judge by results it remains seriously inadequate. Moreover, the considerable amounts of information that are available are not being adequately deployed, nor effective...
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