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News Call for abstracts for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference Davos 2012

The 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 is only 6 months ahead: where science meets practice, and international institutions! The 4th IDRC Davos 2012 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 26 – 30 August 2012 with several Pre- and Post-Conference activities (conferences, workshops, trainings).

For the 4th time risk and disaster management experts, practitioners, scientists, key players from UN and International Organizations, civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector meet in Davos to discuss latest scientific findings and sustainable solutions for today’s challenges.

This biennial global gathering attracts about 1000 participants from over 100 countries and offers an ideal platform for networking, knowledge exchange and dissemination of practical knowhow. Register now and benefit from great early bird registration fees.

IDRC Davos 2012 – Call for Abstracts:


The IDRC Davos 2012 overall theme “Integrative Risk Management in a changing world – Pathways to a Resilient Society” will further establish and develop the approach to integrative risk and disaster management. Risks and disasters explored at the IDRC include, amongst others, natural hazards, cascading effects, or failures of critical infrastructure and services. Measures to be taken to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability shall be addressed along the whole risk cycle of prevention,, preparedness, disaster response and recovery. All can severely impact and influence human beings and collective societies.
GRF Davos issued a call for papers to be presented in Davos. The call for abstracts is still open until 29 February 2012. Submit your proposals for oral or poster presentations, or for whole sessions and workshops. 

Contact information Walter J. Ammann (email:
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Geographical coverage Switzerland,
News date 16/02/2012
Working language(s) ENGLISH