ORGANIZER(S): Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 28 - 29 Aug 2019 Location: Australia (Melbourne, Victoria) Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
After a highly successful first year, the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will be back in 2019 to ask: Are we future ready?
Plans and actions are often based on past and current experience of disasters. However, in the context of a changing climate, the influence of technology and shifting demographics it is becoming apparent that learning from the past can’t always be relied on as an accurate predictor of the future being moved towards.
“This landscape of the emerging era of disasters is going to increasingly stretch emergency services, undermine community resilience and escalate the economic costs and loss of life… We need to begin preparing now for this future.” – Dr Robert Glasser, former Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Abstracts are invited that share case studies, lived experience, research, strategies and initiatives related to four guiding themes: connection, respect, empowerment and wisdom.
Abstracts submissions close 11 Feb 2019. Registrations open in March 2019.
The 2019 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference is hosted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience in partnership with AFAC19, the premier Australasian emergency management conference and exhibition.
For more information, please visit this website.
Event website: http://www.aidr.org.au/adrc
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/62558