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IDRiM 2011 - Reframing disasters and identifying deficits in risk governanceMain organizer:  International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM)
Los Angeles, USA, on 14-16 July 2011.
Description
The conference theme, “Reframing Disasters and Reflecting on Risk Governance Deficits,” arises from the analysis of recent events including the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, the volcanic ash disruption to European air space (as well as interconnected airlines, businesses, and people around the world), and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These events highlighted two important points: a) the need to address/ manage disasters locally, but also the need to consider their potential impacts globally as the world becomes more and more interconnected; and b) the need to identify and address risk governance deficits (e.g., the stark difference between the impacts on and the resilience of Haiti and Chile during the earthquakes; the need for international risk governance mechanisms to manage global disasters; and the need to include policy experts in disaster planning). Integrated disaster risk management is needed that uses multi-hazard, interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, and comprehensive approaches to disaster risk reduction. The following conference topics are encouraged:
- All hazards approaches
- Analysis of international dimensions
- Resilience
- Sustainability
- Low probability/ high consequence events
- Megacities
- Transportation
- Critical infrastructure
- Climate change adaptation, linking climate change and weather-related disasters
- Conjoint natural and technological (Natech) disasters
- Socio-economic strategies for disaster risk reduction
- Information management and sharing
- Other IDRiM related topics
Additional information: http://idrim.org/?page_id=22


International research committee on disasters researchers meeting 2011
Date: 13-14 Jul 2011
Location: United States of America (Broomfield, Colorado)
Main organizers
    International Sociological Association (ISA)
    Natural Hazards Center
Description
The IRCD Researchers Meeting, a partnership between the International Sociological Association's International Research Committee on Disasters and the Natural Hazards Center, follows the main Hazards Workshop. For more information on the IRCD, please visit their RC-39 Web site here: http://www.isa-sociology.org/rc39.htm
Additional information: http://colorado.edu/hazards/workshop/2010/ircd.htm



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