- Meeting or Conference
- Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society (IDRiM)
- 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2014
- Canada (London, Ontario)
- Western University
The 5th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2014) will take place at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, from 30th October - 1st November 2014.
The theme of the conference is "Building Disaster Resilient Communities".
The focus of the conference builds on opportunities through science and technology, political will and behaviour change to address current crises and reduce risks for future generations. Whilst knowledge about the nature and context of disasters has proliferated, many potential actions for integrated disaster reduction remain far from realised.
The disjuncture between existing opportunities and actions both present and anticipated is a complex problem of the disaster and development nexus. Driven by common objectives of survivability, there is a need to bridge gaps between disaster reduction and development through varied types of science (natural, social and others), technologies and people centric actions.
This requires 'smart awareness', motivation and vision to enable combined disaster reduction and sustainable development at local and global levels. The conference aims to address opportunities for action through varied state of the art contributions from the worlds of disaster science, technology, policy and practice. It is also open to expertise less conventionally recognised within this field. It intends to stimulate a next generation of ideas and actions for disaster reduction.
The deadline of the abstract and session proposals is 15 May 2014. IDRiM invites you to send your session proposals and/ or abstracts to: [email protected]
Conference topics particularly encouraged
- Building disaster resilient societies
- Integrating with climate change and development goals
- Making cities resilient - case studies and best practices
- Creating an enabling environment to achieve resilience
- Emerging tools for integrated disaster management
- Risk governance frameworks for resilient communities
- Strategies for (long term) post disaster mitigation measures
How to register
Registration now open via http://www.has.uwo.ca/cs/idrim/
To be eligible for the early registration rate, please complete registration payment before 31 August 2014. Members of the IDRiM Society and student members can get an extra discount. In order to receive the IDRiM Society member discount rate,
you will need to provide your membership number.
Please do not forget to renew your membership for the year 2014.
If you are not a member yet, organizers encourage you to join the IDRiM Society to benefit from the discounted rate at http://idrim.org/
- Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Recovery, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Disaster Risk Management