Making science work for development

IHRR/ DWD conference 2017

19 - 21 September
Durham, UK

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience (IHRR) based at Durham University, the IHRR has come together with the 11th Dealing with Disasters (DwD) Conference, Disaster and Development Network (DDN) based in Northumbria University, to organise this international conference. Our aim is to bring together practitioners, researchers, humanitarian agencies and hazard managers to present and discuss the latest understanding and challenges around managing hazards and surviving disasters. For this event, broad interpretations of hazard, risk and resilience will be considered in keeping with demands for new strategic developments in this field globally, regionally and more locally.

The conference will be focused on the following themes:

  • Predicting and forecasting hazardous events and their associated risk
  • Managing hazard and risk
  • Visions for disaster risk reduction
  • Growing resilience
  • Health and wellbeing in disasters
  • Security of natural resources, such as water
  • Impacts of hazards on communities, culture and heritage
  • Sustainable development in disaster-prone areas
  • Mobility, displacement and refugees