4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012

4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012

“Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society”

26-30 August 2012, Davos, Switzerland


After three successful IDRC Davos conferences the GRF Davos team is already in the preparation for IDRC Davos 2012, which will take place from 26 to 30 August 2012 in Davos, Switzerland.

Risks in a changing and global world are complex and interconnected, even more so in a globalized world consisting of many societies at very different levels of development. The frequency and severity of natural disasters have increased markedly worldwide. Economic losses associated with natural hazards are increasing exponentially in developing countries, where local risk-transfer markets are generally weak. Promoting integrative risk management is more then ever a pressing issue.

At IDRC Davos 2012 a multi- and interdisciplinary group of stakeholders will discuss new findings and exchange experiences about the broad spectrum of risks societies are facing today in plenary and parallel sessions, workshops and training courses, and poster exhibitions.

IDRC Davos offers ample opportunities for networking, experience exchange, and information gathering. Join the unique community of business leaders, decision makers, practitioners, UN-,IO-, and NGO-agents, and scientists.

The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) is supporting IDRC Davos 2012. Scientists and fire managers may wish to attend the conference and contribute to a special session or side event on “Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction”.

For continuously updated information please consult the conference website:


Call for Abstracts and Sessions extended to 31 March 2012!
Good news for everybody involved in the various fields of Risk Reduction and Disaster Management  – The call for contributions for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 has been extended to March 31, 2012. The best papers will be published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.You are kindly invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, or if you are interested in organizing your own session or workshop on one of the conference topics such as:

  • Disaster preparedness and response, vulnerability and resilience research

  • Extreme events, climate change adaptation

  • Critical infrastructure and services

  • NATECH, cascading risks, technological risks

  • Health impacts, medical response, One Health

  • Capacity building, education, communication and training

  • Economics of disaster, financial tools for risk management

Submit your entry now! Find more information here (http://www.idrc.info/pages_new.php/Call-for-Abstracts/873/1/831/) Benefit now from the reduced early bird price of only EUR 650! Students are eligible for a reduced admission fee of EUR 390.


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