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September 21-26, 2014
Cochrane South Asia
Cost and Registration: $1000 before July 31 (sliding fee), closes September 1
This colloquium will focus on the opportunities and challenges of evidence informed public health, including delivering public health globally and crafting public health policies. Topics include population health, health inequality in South Asia, capacity building, research impacts on national policy, and healthcare communication.
October 6-8, 2014
South Africa Society for Disaster Reduction Conference
South Africa Society for Disaster Reduction
Cost and Registration: $370 before August 15, open until filled
This conference will discuss the context and drivers of risk in the Southern African Development Community Region with an emphasis on best practices and recent disaster risk research. Topics include disaster risk in the Namibian context, humanitarian relief, the future of the Hyogo Framework for Action, gender and disaster risk, and Africa’s changing risk profile.
October 8, 2014
Northeast Risk and Resilience Leadership Forum
Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum
Cost and Registration: Free, closes September 15
This forum will look at the impacts of severe weather in the Northeast, including issues related to economic recovery, urban resilience, and weather science. Topics include the science behind Hurricane Sandy and ways in which risk perspectives are changing in the Northeast.
October 12-14, 2014
Normative Aspects of Resilience
Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience
Cost and Registration: Free, closes October 10
This conference will look at the ethical and normative aspects of resilience in urban and regional settings. Topics include normative aspects in current narratives of resilient cities, tensions in building resiliency, planning and policy issues that contribute to social inequity, and conceptual frameworks for addressing normative issues in resilience research and practice.
October 21-22, 2014
Pacific Northwest Advanced Flood Warning System Workshop
National Hydrologic Warning Council
Grand Mound, Washington
Cost and Registration: $195, open until filled
This workshop will explore advances in weather and precipitation forecasting, hydrologic modeling, and instrumentation with emphasis on enhancing the flood warning infrastructure. Topics include risk perception and human behavior, crowdsourcing hydrology, flood warning system sustainability, tribal experience with warning systems and dam safety, and social media and hydrology.
October 22-24, 2014
Canadian Risk and Hazard Network Symposium
Canadian Risk and Hazard Network
Cost and Registration: $595, closes October 16
This annual symposia examines the multiple dimensions of risk management and disaster reduction from and interdisciplinary viewpoint. Topics include critical infrastructure protection, managing arctic risks, cybersecurity, risk insurance, aboriginal disaster resilience, technological threats, and coastal hazards.
October 27-30, 2014
National Flood Mitigation and Flood Proofing Workshop
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Cost and Registration: $300 before October 4, open until filled
This workshop will offer tools and techniques that to reduce flood risks and look at the latest thinking in flood mitigation and flood proofing. Topics include recent Colorado flooding, public policy and programs, engineered mitigation, project formulation and funding, and natural mitigation concepts.
November 5-7, 2014
Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services
World Meteorological Organization
Cost and Registration: Invitation only, see contact information
This conference will examine the gender nuances of climate variability and climate change adaptation and seek to develop climate and weather services that build climate resilience. Topics include food security, water management, health, and disaster risk reduction. Conference outcomes will inform the post-2015 development agenda and the Global Framework for Climate Services.
November 13, 2014
Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments
The Institution of Fire Engineers
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: $300, closes November 6
This conference will look at fire-related research and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and international viewpoints. Topics include wildfire threat analysis, optimizing communication, large industrial fires, community fire safety, firefighter resilience and family support, and addressing arson.
November 17-18, 2014
Risk Information Management, Risk Models, and Applications
Cost and Registration: $263 before October 24, open until filled
This workshop will discuss methodological problems in modeling disaster risk from an information systems point of view. Topics will include cartographic issues, risk modeling for infrastructure, urban neighborhood risk modeling, risk communication, risk-related databases, and risk information processes and applications.
November 19-21, 2014
Annual FLASH Conference
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Cost and Registration: $400, open until filled
This conference will focus on best practices, lessons learned and innovations in disaster safety with an emphasis on resilience. Topics include climate resilience and disaster safety, resilience in residential construction, science and communication strategies, volunteer organizations, and resilient building codes.
November 20-23, 2014
Global Crisis Communications Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost and Registration: $890, open until filled
This conference examines the necessity of effective crisis communications for organizations and governments and how they can be achieved. Topics include social media and crisis communications, crises and reputation, managing the media during crisis, environmental crises, managing misinformation, water crises communication, and measuring communication impacts.
November 25-28, 2014
INTERPRAEVENT International Symposium
INTERPRAEVENT International Research Society
Cost and Registration: $240, open until filled
This symposium will examine the increase in the intensity and frequency of sediment-related disaster caused by floods, climate change, typhoons, and earthquakes. Topics include field observation and modeling of natural disasters, catastrophic disaster triggers, crisis management, socioeconomic impacts of recovery, and sustainable landuse management.
November 28-29, 2014
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Cost and Registration: $80, open until filled
This conference will explore how postcolonial disasters such as the Bhopal Gas Disaster, Rwandan genocide, and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami have been defined and represented following the event and examine the challenges of different forms of disaster. Topics include challenges of recovery, reconstruction, remediation, and justice; ethnographic and diasporic perspectives on disasters; charity and humanitarian perspectives; and global justice campaigns.
December 10-11, 2014
Advancing and Redefining Communities for Emergency Management Conference
Emergency Management Community Collaborative, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, and others
Los Angeles, California
Cost and Registration: $275 before November 1, open until filled
This conference will look at evidence-based approaches that address challenges to public health preparedness and emergency management. Topics include hospitals and health systems, global health preparedness, children and families, and workplace readiness.
January 15-17, 2015
Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action
United Nations Water
Cost and Registration: Free, request invitation by November 31
This conference will focus on determining the best tools to implement the post-2015 international agenda for water. Necessary transformations and the institutional change, technology, and capacity development needed will be discussed. Topics include goals to be reached by 2030, such as achieving affordable drinking water for all, improving water quality, integrating water management on multiple levels, and increasing water-use efficiency and cooperation. Attendance is open to experts, the business community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, but an invitation is required.