Durham University

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

IHRR/ DWD conference 2017

Registration has now closed. Please contact ihrr.admin@durham.ac.uk to discuss late registration.

The Impact of Hazard, Risk and Disasters on Societies

19th – 22nd September 2017

Durham University, UK

Confirmed plenary keynote speakers:

Margareta Whalström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction 2008-2015
Dr. Ciro Ugarte, Director, Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Relief, Pan American Health Organization
Prof. Stuart Corbridge, Vice Chancellor Durham University
Prof. Eelco Dykstra, 11th Brunel International Lecturer 2016-2018, Institution of Civil Engineers
Amod Dixit, Executive Director, NSET

Natural hazards have significant impacts on human populations and societies. Impacts arise from complex interactions between natural environmental processes, combined with human social and cultural processes. Mitigating, managing and adapting to natural hazards relies on improving anticipation of disasters and their impacts to inform preparedness and response to such events, which is essential to support efforts to limit their impacts on mortality, human health, wellbeing and livelihoods. The Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals were both adopted in 2015 with the aim to better support those living with hazard and risk. Achievement of these goals depends on effective communication amongst academic researchers, hazard managers, civil defence teams, governmental and humanitarian agencies, and at-risk communities.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience (IHRR) based at Durham University, the IHRR has come together with the 11th Dealing with Disasters (DwD) Conference, Disaster and Development Network (DDN) based in Northumbria University, to organise this international conference. Our aim is to bring together practitioners, researchers, humanitarian agencies and hazard managers to present and discuss the latest understanding and challenges around managing hazards and surviving disasters. For this event, broad interpretations of hazard, risk and resilience will be considered in keeping with demands for new strategic developments in this field globally, regionally and more locally.


Final overview programme can be found here.

Final detailed programme can be found here.


Final Information for IHRR-DWD Conference, Durham 19th-22nd September

Thank you for registering to attend the IHRR-DWD Conference. This letter contains relevant information for registration in Durham, events during the conference and the location of sessions.

Registration: The registration desk will be located at the entrance to the Calman Learning Centre and will be available as follows:

Tuesday 19th September 17:00 – 18:30

Wednesday 20th September 08:00 – 10:00 and 11:30 – 13:30

Thursday 20th September 08:00 – 10:00 and 11:30 – 13:30

Friday 21st September 08:00 – 10:00

Uploading Presentations:

Please upload your presentations at the reception desk the morning or lunch time prior to your session. Convenors and speakers will then be able to access the presentations from the rooms. You will be able to open and check your presentation at this time.

Evening Events: The following list outlines the timing of evening activities during the conference:

Tuesday 19th 18:00 - 19:30 Opening reception and Welcome
Prof. Louise Bracken (IHRR).
Prof. Stuart Corbridge, Vice Chancellor, Durham University.
Prof. George Marston, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Northumbria University.
Calman Learning Centre, Derman Christopherson 406
Wednesday 20th 19:00 - 22:30 Conference Dinner, Durham Castle
Thursday 21st 17:30 - 18:30 Book Launch - Narratives of an Earthquake.
Amod Dixit, National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal.
Calman Learning Centre, Derman Christopher 406
20:00 - 21:00 Introduction to the UK Alliance on Disaster Research (UKADR)
Profs. Mark Pelling and Andrew Collins
W007, Geography

Plenary Keynote Speakers:

Day

Time

Speaker

Location

Wednesday 20th

09:00 – 10:00

Margareta Whalström
President, Swedish Red Cross
UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction 2008-2015

Rosemary Cramp 204

Calman Learning Centre

14:00 - 14:30

Prof. Stuart Corbridge,
VC Durham University

Rosemary Cramp 204

Calman Learning Centre

17:00 – 18:00

Ciro Ugate

Director, Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Relief, Pan American Health Organization

Rosemary Cramp 204

Calman Learning Centre

Thursday 21st

09:00 – 09:30

Eelco Dykstra
11th Brunel International Lecturer 2016-2018, Institution of Civil Engineers

Rosemary Cramp 204

Calman Learning Centre

09:30 – 10:00

Dr Amod Dixit

Executive Director,

National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal.

Rosemary Cramp 204

Calman Learning Centre

Conference Rooms: All conference sessions will take place on the Durham University Science Site. Rooms are specified on the programme and are outlined below.

Room Number

Room Name

Building Name

Map Number

406

Derman Christopherson

Calman Learning Centre

43

407

Kingsley Barrett

Calman Learning Centre

43

204

Rosemary Cramp

Calman Learning Centre

43

203

Ken Wade

Calman Learning Centre

43

W007

Geography

40

W010

Geography

40

W414

Geography

40

Accommodation: Delegates are staying in Collingwood College unless they have been specifically told they are staying in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Details are as follows:

Collingwood College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LT.
Telephone: +44 191 334 5000

https://www.dur.ac.uk/collingwood/

Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankland Lane, City of Durham, DH1 5TA.
Telephone: +44 191 372 7200

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-durham

How to find us: Details of how to get to Durham can be found at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/about/location/200

Local taxi numbers:
Paddys Taxis 0191 386 6662
Durham Taxis 0191 364 3665

Pratts Taxis 0191 386 4040

Meals and Refreshments

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY MAKE USE OF REFRESHMENTS AND MEALS YOU HAVE BOOKED.

Refreshments and lunches during the day will be located in Derman Christopherson, Calman Learning Centre.

Meal times for those staying in Collingwood College (no. 6 on the map) are as follows:

Day

Breakfast

Dinner

Tuesday 19th

07:30 – 09:00

20:00 – 21:00

Wednesday 20th

07:30 – 09:00

19:00 – 20:00*

Thursday 21st

07:30 – 09:00

19:00 – 20:00

Friday 22nd

08:00 – 09:00

*The Conference Dinner will take place in Durham Castle 19:00 – 22:30 on this evening. The Castle is number 23 on the map.