Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards:
Putting Research into Practice

Many thanks to all those who attended the conference. It was great to see so many people there and a special thanks to all the presenters for providing topics for discussion over the three days. We plan to hold some workshops at UCL early 2010 in order to follow up on some of the key themes highlighted at the conference, so please keep an eye on the website for updates over the coming weeks and months.

A summary of the conference is now available here

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.

For a copy of the conference programme please click here

The meeting is sponsored by the Bridging the Gaps, UCL DRR Hub, SPIDER Network, CAFOD, Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre and UCL Grand Challenges, with support from EPICentre and the UCL Development Planning Unit.


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