Davos, Switzerland, 26 - 30 Aug 12
JRC at the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012The JRC will participate to the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) held in Davos from 26 to 30 August.
Today’s societies are faced with numerous interconnected, complex and emerging risks. Environmental, technical, social and economic risks are often closely linked and can result in successive impact. For example the recent earthquake in Japan, resulted in a disastrous tsunami, creating nuclear meltdown at its key facilities. Risks and disasters explored at the IDRC include, amongst others, natural hazards, failures of critical infrastructure and services, pandemics, acts of terrorism and financial crises. All can severely impact and influence human beings and collective societies.
The JRC will showcase its activities at the exhibition and will organise 4 scientific sessions:
- Global exposure monitoring for multi-hazards risk assessments
- Natech risk reduction after the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami
- European critical infrastructures: which analysis framework for supporting effective decision making?
- The benefits of standardisation in reducing seismic risk