IIASA co-organises 13th International Conference of the International Society for the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM)

The South Asia region forms an emblematic interface of development and risks to disasters, with risks being further projected to increase. Exposure and vulnerability to hazards and their consequential impacts are being observed in the region. Frequent disasters are exacerbating existing impacts and creating new ones. Rapidly growing population, contemporary climate change, frequent hazards, and atmospheric warming are unprecedented in this region thus compromising the well-being of hundreds of millions of people and generating systemic risks. Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a holistic approach to reducing the impact of disasters and promoting sustainable development. It recognizes the interlinkages between disaster risk, poverty, and sustainable development and aims to integrate disaster risk reduction into development policies, plans, and activities. The goal is to build resilience, reduce vulnerability, and promote inclusive and sustainable development.

The Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM), IIT Roorkee, is organizing the 13th International Conference of the International Society for the INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (IDRiM) at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The conference's theme is "Integrated DRR for Inclusive Sustainable Development: Science, Policy, and Practice Dialogues InSPIRE-Dialogue", which aims to create channels and provide a platform for the communication and exchange of ideas and information among and between the policy makers in science and the practitioners of science.

IIASA researchers Alberto Fresolone, Thomas Schinko and Thomas Thaler from the Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group will present the results of the CRiSDA project, which aims to provide a valuable framework for the development of climate risk services, specifically targeting drought risks, and offers a pathway for integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies.

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Muneta YokomatsuQinhan Zhu, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler and Reinhard Mechler from the Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Research Group will present the results of the SMARTSUPPORT project, introducing  a model for quantitatively analyzing the long-term disaster fiscal policy of a country in the Global South.

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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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