07 June 2014 - 09 June 2014
Beijing, CHINA

Integrated
Research on Disaster Risk Conference 2014

Senior Researcher Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler presents results of ENHANCE project to international research community on disaster risk management

From 7 to 9 June 2014, IIASA Researcher Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler will participate as a speaker in the Second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference in Bejing. In his presentation, entitled “Dependencies Among Extremes: the Use of Copulas for Risk Management”, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler presents to the international research community in the field of disaster risk, the results of the ENHANCE (Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural hazards in Europe) project, in which IIASA acts as a main partner.

The main goal of the ENHANCE project is to develop and analyze new ways to enhance society’s resilience to catastrophic natural hazard impacts, by providing new scenarios and information in selected hazard cases in close collaboration with stakeholders, and by contributing to the development of new multi-sector partnerships (MSPs) to reduce or redistribute risk.

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Given that disaster risk is one of Dr. Hochrainer-Stigler’s main research interests, he has contributed numerous publications to the field disaster risk management and he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society.

The Second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference will be hosted by the IRDR Programme, in partnership with the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Under the title “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability,” the conference will emphasize the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development. Leading experts in the field of disaster risk reduction will join forces in creating a “global IRDR community” and in tackling the challenges of implementing integrated disaster risk research, inter-organizational collaboration and policy, and the interaction with sustainable development activities.


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CONTACT DETAILS

Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler

Senior Research Scholar

Risk and Resilience

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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