In this issue of the IRDR newsletter, we feature the highlights of the recently concluded IRDR Conference 2014 with a strong message on the role of Disaster Risk Science in global initiatives. The Keynote Speeches, Closing Summary and Way Forward are also included. This issue also covers the appointment of new Executive Director for IRDR, […]Read More
The following are the IRDR’s publications since the Programme began in 2010.
In this issue of the IRDR newsletter we highlight the upcoming IRDR Conference 2014 with details on the plenary and breakout sessions, keynote speakers and registration information. This issue also covers the newly released DATA Project Report No. 1 and some of the major activities and events in which the Programme participated in during the […]Read More
Understanding and documenting impacts from natural hazards is the foundation for decision-making and policy-setting in disaster risk reduction. The impacts range from human effects such as displacement, homelessness and fatalities, to environmental (wetland loss, desertification) and economic losses (damage to property and crops). Documenting impacts in a standardised and comprehensive way is challenging largely due […]Read More
In this issue of the IRDR newsletter we look back at some of the major activities and events in which the Programme planned and/or participated in, and the advances the four projects made during 2013 in pursuit of the IRDR mission. Contents of Vol. 5 No. 1: IRDR Conference 2014 UN Sustainable Development Goals 4th […]Read More
Scientific research and practitioner experience have revealed that disasters, development and poverty are intimately linked. Destruction of assets and livelihoods in disasters set back hard-won development gains and worsen poverty, often for extended periods of years[i]. Progress in ending extreme poverty may be reversed in the face of a disaster event and poverty re-entrenched. Disaster […]Read More
Abstract In a study commissioned by Directorate General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre formulates technical recommendations for a European approach to standardize loss databases. Loss data are useful for the implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies in Europe (from local to national scales) and to help understand […]Read More