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Dear IDRiM2017 participants,

Our sincere thanks to all of you for taking part in and contributing to a very successful event in Harpa on August 23-25 2017.

Special thanks to the wonderful plenary speakers, who shared a lifetime of experience with us, and to those of you who enriched the program further by taking part in the interviews and panel discussions. We thank you all for sharing your findings and contemplations in the many oral and poster sessions at the conference.

We sensed a very positive atmosphere throughout and are grateful for the constructive feedback we have received.

IDRiM2017 participants after presentations on emergency management of volcanic eruptions and floods by the District Commissioners of Police at Hvolsvöllur in South-Iceland.

Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to all those who helped prepare the conference, not least CP Reykjavik for their elegant and professional  assistance throughout.

On behalf of the IDRiM Society and NORDRESS Centre of Excellence on Resilience and Societal Safety,

Dr. Guðrún Pétursdóttir
Chair of Organizing Committee IDRiM 2017



Final program

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IDRiM2017 Local Organizing Committtee
Guðrún Pétursdóttir
Guðrún Gísladóttir
Harpa Dís Jónsdóttir
Ingibjörg Lilja Ómarsdóttir
Michiko Sawai

IDRiM2017 Scientific Program Committee
Guðrún  Pétursdóttir
Guðrún Gísladóttir
Ana Maria Cruz
Adam Rose
Norio Okada
Hirokazu Tatano
Muneta Yokomatsu

Young Scientists Sessions Board
Muneta Yokomatsu
Yoko Matsuda
Uta Reichardt
Ásthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir


Following  the conference, full papers can be submitted for publication in the IDRiM Journal (http://idrimjournal.com/).  These will be processed through the Journal´s editorial system.

Deadline for full paper submission has been extended to 31 December 2017.

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