28 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
New Delhi, India

IDRiM 2015: Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth

This IIASA co-organized event aims to develop a comprehensive road map for India based on a regional framework for earthquake, flood, extreme weather and other natural hazard triggered disaster risks.

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Hosted by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) in Delhi, India, the 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) is co-organized by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in partnership with the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Japan. The IDRiM 2015 Conference will be held at the Scope Convention Centre, Scope Complex, in New Delhi, India, on October 28-30, 2015.

Research collaborations between IIASA and India stretch back to the 1970s, but the relationship has recently become increasingly productive after India became a national member of IIASA in 2007 through TIFAC, an autonomous body set up under the Department of Science and Technology. TIFAC is mandated to assess state-of-the-art technology and set directions for future technological development in India in important socio-economic sectors.


Theme – Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth

15 April 2015

Conference Overview

The conference sets out to strengthen collaboration between research and knowledge-based institutions in India’s regions and internationally. The event will also develop a strategy for training, and capacity development, emphasizing the importance of regional disaster preparedness, prevention and response leading to effective disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies and their implementation.

This event will have multiple tracks including plenary talks, panel discussions, parallel sessions, and poster/oral presentations, as well as a special session for young scientists. As part of the conference, an award session will be held to accord recognition to the best young scientist’s poster and presentations. A full set of double blind peer reviewed proceedings will be produced with special editions of journals.  

Conference Details

The main themes of the conference include:

  1. Natural and Technological Hazards: Forecasting & Early Warning Systems
  2. Growth, Environment and Disasters
  3. Disaster Preparedness: Anticipating and minimizing impacts
  4. Education and Communication strategies
  5. Post Disaster Recovery & Management


15 April 2015: Session proposal closing

30 April 2015: Abstract submission closing for General/Invited/Young Scientist

15 May 2015: Notification of abstract acceptance

31 May 2015: Call for papers and session proposals. Submit at

15 July 2015: Full paper submission closes

15 August 2015: Early Bird registration closes

1 September 2015: Announcement of conference program

30 September 2015: Final registration and payment

The IDRiM Society

The IDRiM Society and its Journal (IDRiM Journal) were officially launched on October 15, 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Forum). The move to set up the IDRiM Society was based on the success of a series of nine IIASA-DPRI Forums on Integrated Disaster Risk Management organized by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University and IIASA. 

The founding members of the IDRiM Society include Dr. Joanne Bayer (IIASA), Dr. Reinhard Mechler (IIASA), Prof. Norio Okada (DPRI), Dr. Aniello Amendola (IIASA), Dr. Peijun Shi (Beijing Normal University), Prof. Hirokazu Tatano (DPRI), Dr. Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiani (International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology), and Dr. Ana Maria Cruz (DPRI).

Japan is one of the founding members of IIASA and research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the Institute was founded in 1972.

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Senior Research Scholar Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


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India-IIASA Programme


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