Date: 1-4 June, 2010
Location: Washington DC, USA
What is risk? Can we measure it? If we understand it, can we manage it better? The Understanding Risk: Innovation in Disaster Risk Assessment conference will address these important questions concerning disaster risk assessment. The Understanding Risk conference will focus on innovation in the disaster risk assessment field. Experts and practitioners will showcase new approaches in risk assessment, sharing technological developments and the benefits of atypical partnerships.
The event sessions will cover various topics related to disaster risk assessment including hazard and vulnerability modeling and analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), insurance and reinsurance, Web 2.0 technologies, climate change adaptation, and more.
Understanding Risk is open to government agencies, research institutions, multilateral organizations, private sector firms, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations involved in Disaster Risk Assessment.
For more information please visit: http://www.understandrisk.org/