15.05.2010 -

Third International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2010

Davos, Switzerland, 30 May to 3 June 2010


Risk, Disasters, Crisis and Global Change - From Threats to Sustainable Opportunities

IDRC is one of the biggest world events in the field of disaster risk reduction.

IDRC Davos 2010 will be held from 30 May to 3 June 2010. A main pillar of GRF Davos consists of the International Disaster and Risk Conferences (IDRC) and Workshops, where leading experts meet from fields such as the natural, engineering and social sciences, politics, governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, NGOs and other risk management professions.

After the successful launching of the IDRC idea with the first IDRC conference in 2006 in Davos (IDRC Davos 2006) and the first regional IDRC conference held in Harbin, China, in 2007 (IDRC Harbin 2007), IDRC was back in Davos in August 2008 (IDRC Davos 2008). In July 2009 the second regional IDRC conference was held in Chengdu, China (IDRC Chengdu 2009).

The IDRC Conferences and Workshops attempt to find answers and solutions to today's challenges in managing risk, reducing disasters and adaptating to climate change. They allow to build stronger ties with adequate public-private partnership models among risk management communities and sector and to move towards a more truly integrated way of thinking about disasters and risks.

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