Annual Report 2012

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) takes a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. Although the approaches in the sciences vary, Programme approaches the issues of natural and human-induced hazards and disasters from several perspectives: from the hazards to the disasters, …

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The vision of the IRDR programme is being pursued through the principal goals and strategic activities proposed in the IRDR Science Plan (ICSU 2008), and outlined in detail in its Strategic Plan (2013-2017). The successful implementation of these actions will depend on the support of the implementation of this Plan and active collaboration, cooperation and …

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Abstract Understanding how people interpret risks and choose actions based on their interpretations is vital to any strategy for disaster reduction. We review relevant literature with the aim of developing a conceptual framework to guide future research in this area. We stress that risks in the context of natural hazards always involve interactions between natural …

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Annual Report 2011

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) takes a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. Although the approaches in the sciences vary, Programme approaches the issues of natural and human-induced hazards and disasters from several perspectives: from the hazards to the disasters, …

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Our knowledge of the causes of disasters and how to effectively manage disaster risks has grown considerably in recent years, but to judge by results it remains seriously inadequate. Moreover, the considerable amounts of information that are available are not being adequately deployed, nor effectively used and implemented. A more demanding and penetrating approach to …

Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) Report No. 1Read More »

Annual Report 2010

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long integrated research programme initiated in late-2008 by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) – the Co-Sponsors. Following the Science Plan (ICSU 2008), initial activities have focused on better understanding …

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A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk is the foundation for the IRDR programme, one guided by three broad research objectives Characterisation of hazards, vulnerability and risk. Understanding decision-making in complex and changing risk contexts. Reducing risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions¬†and the cross-cutting themes of capacity building; case studies and demonstration …

ICSU (2008) A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster RiskRead More »

The 2011 Beijing Declaration on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk calls for commitments in key areas identified at the 2011 IRDR Conference and in previous forums, naming integration, research, global standards, raising awareness, education, and increasing funding as priorities. To view or download, please click the 2011 Beijing Declaration