Dear IDRiM2017 delegates and other guests!
Welcome to IDRiM2017, the 8th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management hosted in cooperation with NORDRESS – Nordic Centre of Excellence on Resilience and Societal Security.
We set out to create an event that brings together a wide selection of experts on all aspects of disasters, risk, and resilience, ranging from practitioners to academics in all relevant fields.
The scientific and organizing committees are proud to present this program, that demonstrates the wide interest that IDRiM2017 has aroused.
In three days you will have the choice to attend 29 oral sessions, with up to 6 presentations each, 5 plenary invited lectures, plenary panel discussions, and poster sessions. We would like to point out the three special YSS sessions where young scientists present their work both with short oral introductions and posters. All YSS presenters participate in the YSS Best Presentation Competition. We are all on the jury and I urge you to take part and evaluate our young colleagues´ presentations and provide them with useful comments and feedback.
Last but not least, we have invited Iceland´s leading TV news editor, Ms Þóra Arnórsdóttir, to conduct plenary interviews with selected experts on different aspects of disasters and resilience. This is a new feature in the IDRiM conference program that we are proud to introduce.
On Thursday afternoon a field trip is arranged that traverses an area prone to a variety of natural hazards, including earthquakes, river/ocean/glacial floods, and volcanic eruptions. We will travel in 3 buses, each guided by an expert in social and physical geography, geology, and natural disasters.
This short version of the program is the only printed material offered, but online you will find a full pdf version of the program, listing all authors, should you wish to print that. Also there is an interactive electronic version, which includes all abstracts.
On behalf of my wonderful colleagues in the scientific, YSS, and organizing committees, as well as the boards of directors of the IDRiM Society and NORDRESS, I thank you for coming to Iceland and sharing your findings and experience with us.
May IDRiM2017 prove informative, challenging and enjoyable!
With best regards,
Dr. Guðrún Pétursdóttir
Chair of Organizing Committee IDRiM 2017