Programme 2017-06-14T10:31:17+00:00


IDRiM 2017 aims to provide a forum for fruitful exchange of expertise and opinions on every aspect of risk management. The programme will be varied, from key note lectures and expert panel discussions to a wide selection of oral and poster presentations on various topics.

Here is a preliminary list of session topics. Please indicate which session fits your presentation best and feel free to propose additional topics if necessary. This must be done by email to harpadis@hi.is. The programme committee will make the final decision regarding the sessions.

IDRIM 2017

IDRiM2017 Reykjavik Iceland 23 – 25 August 2017 

In cooperation with NORDRESS Centre of Excellence for Resilience and Societal Security

Preliminary Programme  (subject to change)                          

Session Topics (preliminary list)

I. Understanding and monitoring natural hazard risk

  • Natural hazard modelling and forecasting
  • Hazard monitoring and the use of smart technology
  • Climate change and natural hazards
  • Natural hazard vulnerability of different populations –e.g. urban, rural, remote, young, aging, transient and special needs populations
  • Mental and physical health related impacts of natural disasters.

II. Risk and resilience

  • Risk governance (risk management procedures)
  • Land use, land use planning and natural hazards
  • Economics of disasters
  • Insurance for enhancing community resilience
  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Child-centred disaster risk reduction programs and strategies
  • Community preparedness and response to disasters
  • Post disaster recovery
  • Recovery and psycho-social support
  • Migration in anticipation of and following disasters
  • Natech risks and critical infrastructure protection.

III. Community engagement and communication

  • Risk communication
  • Media influence on public perception and response
  • Best practice engagement strategies
  • Engaging with the disengaged.

IV. Presentation for Young Scientists Session

  • TBA

V. Other – to be determined

  • TBA



Board of Directors Meeting
Late afternoon Visit to Blue Lagoon (Optional)
Departure from University of Iceland at 18:00 (6pm)

8:00-9:00   Registration
9:00-9:45    Welcome
9:45-10:30  Plenary Key note lecture 1
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45  Plenary Key note lecture 2
11:45-13:00  Lunch
13:00-14:30 Paralell Sessions 1-3 (Poster Session A displayed)
14:30-16:00 Paralell Sessions 4-6 (Young Scientists Oral Session)
16:00-17:30 Break and Poster Session
17:30-18:15  IDRiM General Assembly

8:30-10:00  Parallel Sessions 7-9
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45  Plenary Session: Interview I (three specialists and facilitator)
11:45-12:45  Lunch
13:00             Field trip to sites of seismic and volcanic activity, as well as river and ocean floods in Southern Iceland
Conference Dinner underway. The field trip is optional, price 24.000 ISK
Around 23 Return to Reykjavík

9:00-9:45    Plenary Key Note Lecture 3
9:45-10:30  Plenary Session: Interview 2 (three specialists and facilitator)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Parallel Sessions 10-12
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Parallel Sessions 13-15
15:00-16:30 Parallel Sessions 16-18
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-18:30 Awards and Panel of Experts
18:30-19:00 Next meeting – Final remarks – Closure