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2nd IRDR Conference: Integrated Disaster Risk Science – A Tool for Sustainability

Date: April 08, 2014

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme, in partnership with the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), will host the 2nd IRDR Conference, under the theme “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability,”.

The Conference will emphasise the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development. The Conference will include series of plenaries and break-out sessions dealing with the challenges of implementing integrated disaster risk research, inter-organisational 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.

Organisers expect over 300 participants from over 40 countries, from a variety of disciplines, policy and practice areas.