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International Disaster and Risk Conference

Davos (CH) - 25/08/08 - 29/08/08

International Disaster and Risk Conference 2008


Public-private partnership – Key for integral risk management and climate change adaptation

The International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) will take place in Davos (Switzerland) from 25 to 29 August 2008.

In over 100 sessions, workshops and events, the conference will cover topics such as harmonization of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, critical infrastructures, integral risk management procedures, pandemics & diseases, and many more cross-cutting issues.

The conference will take an integrated, multidisciplinary approach when addressing the different kinds of risks affecting society today, risks which might be far beyond any particular stakeholder’s capacity to control and that may adversely affect multiple parties across geographic borders, sectors and industries.

The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is collaborating in the organization of this conference and will participate in several sessions, such as "Pandemics: Preparedness and Response", "Early Warning and Alerting Systems", "Natural hazards: integral risk management", "Protection of critical infrastructures" and "Standards for security".