IRDR News

Hand-tubewell at a school in coastal Bangladesh

Focus on the Positive

Published: Feb 24, 2014 3:30:38 PM

Poster presentations and reception at the Workshop on Disaster Research

UK - Japan Symposium and Workshop on Disasters

Published: Jan 8, 2014 2:45:50 PM

After Fukushima: risk and resilience to disasters in Japan

Published: Dec 16, 2013 11:07:36 AM



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Email: irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02031081101

Ext: 51101

Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle

About IRDR 

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

The Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction IRDR was established in 2010 as a cross-UCL initiative, supported by the Provost's Strategic Development Fund. Below we highlight our achievements and developments:



2013 IRDR Report

This report covers the three years of the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), since its foundation in 2010, during the time it was in receipt of funding from the Provost Strategic Development Fund (PSDF). Understanding global risks and reducing disasters presents a major challenge that requires coordinated and collaborative action. Responding to the UCL Grand Challenges our vision for the IRDR was for an institute hosted in the MAPS Faculty, but working across UCL, that would lead research, knowledge exchange(KE) with industry and humanitarian agencies and advanced teaching.

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Natural disasters damage communities and economies across the globe; pandemics have the potential to kill on an unprecedented scale; industrial disasters can cause regional environmental damage; climate change increases the risks to water and food security; while multiple hazards may interact to deliver unforeseen consequences. Reducing global risks and disasters presents a colossal challenge that requires coordinated and collaborative action.

Reducing global risks and disasters presents a colossal challenge that requires  coordinated and collaborative action. 

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UCL is uniquely well-placed to lead research and teaching in risk and disaster reduction (RDR). We aim to maximize the impact and value of our activities in risk and disaster reduction, and to increase and enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration and cooperation, by bringing together individual areas of expertise, under the umbrella of the UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR)

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