United Kingdom

Disaster risk reduction for natural hazards: putting research into practice

University College London

The breadth of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is such that it involves researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines, all working on different aspects of reducing disaster risk. Consequently DRR means different things to different people.

The meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, civil authorities and the humanitarian, development and business sectors. The aim of the meeting is to examine the concept and process of disaster risk reduction, with particular emphasis on multi-hazard environments and multi-disciplinary approaches within natural hazards research. A key objective of the conference is to define ways in which disaster risk reduction may become more effective in the future.

Planned sessions include:

Session 1: What is DRR and how does it work in practice?

Session 2: Quantifying hazardous natural processes

Session 3: Assessing vulnerability, resilience and capacity

Session 4: Cultural perceptions of hazard and risk

Session 5: Effective communication and decision making

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