IIASA co-organises 12th International Conference of the International Society for the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM)

Historically, South-Eastern European (SEE) nations have faced numerous disasters, such as destructive earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, etc. and technological accidents, often affecting bordering countries. Furthermore, due to the effects of the climate change, an increase in the number and intensity of weather-related complex disasters is expected. In developing SEE countries, with high social and economic vulnerability and, at the same time, low focus on prevention and preparedness activities, there is an urgent need for cooperation in the region between scientists, experts, practitioners and national authorities to deal with both slow and rapid-onset disasters.

Highly ranked scientific events, such as the International Conference of the International Society for INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (IDRiM), can bring significant contributions to advance the state of the art in integrated disaster risk management research and increase the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction activities at all levels.

The 12th International Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM2022) will be hosted by Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing and Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering.

The main objective of the IDRiM2022 conference is to showcase research, discuss case studies, and address urgent problems within the field in SEE countries and other countries around the world.

IIASA researchers JoAnne Bayer, Anna Scolobig and Alberto Fresolone from the Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group will deliver presentations entitled "Governance for wicked disaster policy issues" and "A model-based policy exercise to examine climate migration policy in Europe".

For more information about this event please visit the event website.


The IDRiM Society and IIASA

The IDRiM Society and its Journal (IDRiM Journal) were officially launched on October 15, 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Forum). The formation of the IDRiM Society was based on a long history of collaboration between the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University and IIASA. The decision to set up the IDRiM Society was based on the success of a series of nine IIASA-DPRI Forums on Integrated Disaster Risk Management organised by DPRI and IIASA.

The founding members of the IDRiM Society include Dr. Joanne Bayer (IIASA), Dr. Reinhard Mechler (IIASA), Dr. Muneta Yokomatsu (IIASA), Prof. Norio Okada (DPRI), Dr. Aniello Amendola (IIASA), Dr. Peijun Shi (Beijing Normal University), Prof. Hirokazu Tatano (DPRI), Dr. Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiani (International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology), and Dr. Ana Maria Cruz (DPRI).

Japan is one of the founding members of IIASA and research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the Institute was founded in 1972.

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