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4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012

Call for abstracts open until 31 March 2012. "Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World - Pathways to a Resilient Society"

Pre- conference events from 24 to 26 August and Post- conference events from 31 August to 4 September

Today’s societies are faced with numerous interconnected, complex and
emerging risks. Environmental, technical, social and economic risks are
often closely linked and can result in successive impact. Risks and disasters explored at the IDRC include, amongst others, natural hazards, failures of critical infrastructure and services, pandemics, acts of terrorism and financial crises. All can severely impact and influence human beings and collective societies.

Participants of IDRC include risk management experts, practitioners, scientists, key players from civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector.
The diversity of participants enables both a strategic and operational
level of discussion to ensure “the last mile” will be considered with
key players from line ministries and disaster and risk management authorities. IDRC Davos 2012 helps bridge the gap in problem solving between the causes of problems governance, and technology.