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2nd Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference
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2nd Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference

"Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A tool for sustainability”

Date: 7-9 June 2014 Beijing, China

Venue: Beijing International Convention Center (BICC)

The 2nd IRDR conference on the theme "Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A tool for sustainability" will take place from June 7-9 2014 at the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC) in Beijing, China. The format of the conference will be a series of plenary sessions dealing with the challenges of implementing integrated research, inter-organizational collaboration, and policy, as well as the interaction with sustainable development activities. The sessions will address the range of environmental hazards, vulnerability, and sustainability in both global and local contexts.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Water and disasters

Risk reduction science and national politics

Risk reduction science and the media

Role of science in the 2015 agendas (post-HFA; post-MDGs; GAR)

Empowering local officials with science

Capacity building for integrated research

Links between risk research and sustainable development

Assessing risk

Integrated risk governance

Collaboration between science and the private sector

The Conference will also showcase and elaborate on the IRDR’s key research activities:

Assessment of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (AIRDR)

Disaster Loss Data (DATA)

Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN)

Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA)

Proposals for other related topics are welcome.

General Information

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English is the official language of the Conference. Simultaneous interpretation (English and Chinese) will be provided for the opening ceremony only.

A limited number of travel support scholarships are available for participants from low-income countries/regions to present their papers. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for travel support.

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