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International conference on hazards & disasters 2012

  • Type: Meeting or Conference
  • Date: 20-21 Sep 2012
  • Location: Sri Lanka (Negombo)
  • Language: English



A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard (e.g., flood, tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake, heat wave, or landslide). It leads to financial, environmental or human losses. The resulting loss depends on the vulnerability of the affected population to resist the hazard, also called their resilience. 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.

This Conference on Hazards & Disasters 2012 offers a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues from many countries who share the same goals. Scientists and experts in hazards and disaster risk management are invited to participate in this International Conference on Hazards & Disasters 2012

Session themes for the conference cover a rich and diverse range of research topics. We hope these sessions will bring researchers from across the globe together to discuss broad questions of common interest and provide a platform to establish relationships with new colleagues. You will be enlightened with innovative ideas and solutions at Hazards & Disasters 2012 and take initiatives to forge better solutions to reduce future risks and threats of hazards.

Conference topics:

  • Disaster Preparedness & Response
  • Urban Risks / Megacities
  • Climate Change & DRR Risk Management
  • Social issues & impact
  • Disasters & adaptation
  • Environmental & Ecological Risks
  • Traditional knowledge & Risk reduction
  • Resilience & Vulnerability
  • Health Impacts & emergency medicine
  • Economics of Disasters
  • Communication & Outreach in DRR Education
  • Research & Capacity Building


Hazards & Disasters 2012 welcome all topics related to these areas as well as proposals for panels. Participants are especially invited to submit proposals for papers on plenary session themes. They accept only one paper submission per person. Emerging scholars and postgraduate /PhD students are particularly welcome. Paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion). All papers will be included in conference proceedings with ISBN number.

Submission of Abstracts

Paper abstracts, single spaced and no longer than 200 words, must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word document before 31st March 2012

Email submissions

Email to abstract@globaldisasters.org. Please submit your abstract with Hazards & Disasters 2012 in the subject line. Include your name, full address and conference topic.

Additional information


Target audience

• Researchers
• Scientists
• Educators
• Policy makers
• Planners
• DRR experts
• Risk experts
• Emergency managers
• PhD students

How to register

Register online at http://www.globaldisasters.org/regestraion-info.html



  • Themes:Capacity Development, Climate Change, Economics of DRR, Education & School Safety, Environment, Health & Health Facilities, Indigenous Knowledge, Information Management, Media, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Resilience, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Countries/Regions:Sri Lanka

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/25200

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