International Workshop: Increasing Resilience to Environmental Hazards in Border Conflict Zones. 10-11 July 2017

1 April 2017

UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and University of Jammu, Institute of Energy Research and Training will host an inter-disciplinary International Workshop on Increasing Resilience to Environmental Hazards in Border Conflict Zones in Leh, Ladakh, India, 10-11 July 2017.

This event is free to attend, but you need to register

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Event Description

Day 1 9 July 2017
14.00 - 18.00  Working Group on Safer Schools and Healthcare 
(Invitation only: Please contact the convenors for further information)

Day 2 10 July 2017
9.00 - 18.00 International Workshop: Ladakh Focus 
18.30 - 19.30 Reception and Poster Presentations
(Public meeting)

Day 3 11 July 2017
9.00 - 18.00 International Workshop: Himalaya Region 
19.30  Conference Dinner
(Public meeting)

Call for Abstracts for the poster session themes: “Hazards in the Himalayas”, “Social Capital” and “History of Disasters and Political Development in Border Zones”. Please submit to Prof Peter Sammonds ( by Monday 9th June.

You are cordially invited to join us for:

• Two days of thought-provoking open discussions led by expert panels


• Keynote lectures from international scientists, social scientists and engineers

• Presentations from stakeholders across the Himalaya and Hindu Kush region

• Open poster session and documentary video presentation of field research

• Report back from the Leh Disaster Scenario, Forensic Workshop by the Line of Control and Ladakh Schools Risk and Resilience Education Programme

• Networking reception 

An interdisciplinary workshop promoting collaboration across:

• Environmental, Geological and Hydro-meteorological Sciences

• Social Science and Disaster Risk Reduction

• Historical Sciences and Cultural Studies

• Engineering, Education and Healthcare 

Who should attend:

• Researchers and practitioners in hazards, disaster risk reduction and development

• Diplomats, government officials, civilian and military planners and responders

• Community and business leaders

• Students and members of the interested general public 

Workshop themes:

• History of disasters across the Himalaya - Hindu Kush region

• Regional geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards

• Evolution of the landscape and hazards drivers

• Retrospective approaches to disaster risk reduction, recovery and adaptation

• Cultural development and resilience of communities in border zones

• Disaster diplomacy

• Impact of conflict on social capital and migration

• Integration of approaches


  • Professor Peter Sammonds, Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. Email:  M:+44 7795056201
  • Professor G M Bhat, Director, Institute of Energy Research and Training, University of Jammu. Email: M:+919419200120

Venue: Grand Dragon Hotel, Old  Road Sheynam, 194101 Leh, Ladakh, India.


T: +91 1982 257786 / 255866 / 255266