ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR, the three co-sponsors of IRDR programme, have approved the nomination of Dr David Johnston as the new Chair of the IRDR Science Committee. Dr Johnston is a Senior Scientist at GNS Science (New Zealand’s Geological Survey) and Director of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research in the School of Psychology at …

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IRDR is pleased to announce the approval of a new Science Committee member, Shuaib Lwasa. Dr Lwasa is a geographer with extensive teaching and research experiences at Makerere University, Uganda. He brings his knowledge and expertise in urban environmental management, livelihood systems, hazard and vulnerability assessment in both rural and urban environments. His more detailed …

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Policy Brief No.7 on Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience, presented by the Munich Re Foundation (MRF) Chair on Social Vulnerability and the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), is now available online!  Two of IRDR’s Science Committee members, Anthony Oliver-Smith and Susan L, Cutter, contributed …

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Food poses one of the key challenges for human societies in the coming decades. Food Futures encompasses everything from what we eat and food security to the way we research and talk about food. Food is often a central theme in issues related to security, global health, demographics, geography, urbanities, culture and society, political systems, …

DFG/ICSU/ISSC Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated ScienceRead More »

IRDR is pleased to announce that its DATA working group will lead 2 sessions on the 23rd CODATA International Conference—Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet, which will be held on 31 October – 2 November, 2012 in Taipei, China. These 2 sessions are scheduled on October 31, identified respectively as Session H1 (11:00-12:30) and …

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Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The First IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts  will be held on Chapman University campus during 8-12 December, 2012. Please submit your abstract, for list of scientific sessions and detailed information here. The deadline for the abstract submission is extended until September 30, 2012.  In conjunction …

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Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The 2012 Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk will be held 22 – 27 October 2012 and is hosted and organized by Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre for Excellence (IRDR ICoE) located in Taipei, China, in partnership with Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and …

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A review article titled Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards has been published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, which is available for download. The aim of the article is the importance of a need for a better understanding of human decision-making in the face of risk as a priority for …

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Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, Closing Date for Application for the Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a project plan for integrating science and risk management for the region has been extended until August 13th, 2012. Proposal for Participation The workshop aims to bring multiple disciplines together, build scientific capacity, and reach …

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