“Critical steps for research and practice in disaster risk management in the age of climate change and COVID-19 pandemics”
Historically, South-Eastern European (SEE) nations have faced numerous disasters, such as destructive earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, etc. and technological accidents, often affecting bordering countries. Furthermore, due to the effects of the climate change, an increase in the number and intensity of weather-related complex disasters is expected. In developing SEE countries, with high social and economic vulnerability and, at the same time, low focus on prevention and preparedness activities, there is an urgent need for cooperation in the region between scientists, experts, practitioners and national authorities to deal with both slow and rapid-onset disasters.
Highly ranked scientific events, such as the International Conference of the International Society for INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (IDRiM), can bring significant contributions to advance the state of the art in integrated disaster risk management research and increase the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction activities at all levels.
The 12th International Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM2022) will be hosted by Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing and Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering.
The main objective of the IDRiM2022 conference is to showcase research, discuss case studies, and address urgent problems within the field in SEE countries and other countries around the world.
The specific objectives of the conference include:
- to invite contributions that not only advance the state of the art in integrated disaster risk management research and effectiveness, but also summarize, synthesize, and assess field specific information in order to set future priorities in DRR;
- to strengthen networking between the academic community, practitioners and authorities and representatives of civil society in the field of disaster risk reduction;
- to share DRR policies and practices in the current pandemic situation in the different countries and extract important essences for DRR in the future.
IDRiM2022 will focus on presentations addressing issues related to:
- Understanding hazards and risks for a better risk management
- Sustainable development and resilient societies
- Reducing social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities
- Risk communication and risk perception studies
- Disaster education
- Gender issues in disaster risk reduction
- Technological disasters triggered by natural hazards (Natech)
- Disaster risk governance (with a special focus on Central and South-Eastern Europe)
- Managing cascading disasters during pandemics (Covid-19) / slow-onset catastrophes.
- Climate and weather-related disasters
- Climate change adaptation
- Early warning systems
- Critical infrastructure protection against disasters
- Systemic risks
- Economic impacts of disasters
- Other topics related with integrated disaster risk management