"Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World -
Pathways to a Resilient Society"
26 - 30 August 2012
The 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 was held at the renowned international conference centre in Davos from 26 - 30 August 2012. 965 delegates from more than 100 countries had registered for this year's global gathering.
The conference was held under the patronage of the UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP), UNITED NATIONS NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO), UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION (UN-ISDR) and the INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO) and was generously supported by our Platinum Sponsors Swiss Re and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.
GRF Davos is also grateful for the support of ESRI - The GIS Software, Syngenta Foundation for sustainable agriculture, Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), Risk Management Solutions RMS, ASIA RISK CENTRE, Swiss International Air Lines as offical carrier and numerous in-kind sponsors. A great thank you goes also to the 60 co-hosting and collaborating institutions for their support in promoting the conference.
The 4th IDRC Davos 2012 comprised of 11 plenary sessions and 69 parallel and special sessions, 11 workshops, over 2000 m2 of indoor and outdoor exhibition, poster and project awards, as well as great networking events.
The following is a collection of the presentations and discussions given at the IDRC Davos 2012. Within the sections, you will find a short summary of the talks, the presentation slides given as well as the video recorded Keynote Presentations. A collection of the short and extended abstracts can also be found.
with Opening Keynote Addresses of:
- Margareta WAHLSTRÖM
- Andreas GÖTZ
Plenary 3: Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) - improved preparedness through capacity development of national emergency services
Plenary 4: Understanding Disasters - Geospatial Technologies in Risk Reduction and Disaster Management