13th APRU Multi-hazards Symposium 2017


The 13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2017, held at Peking University (Beijing, China) on August 28-29, 2017, will focus on how governance and state-of-the-art science and technology can more effectively address disaster risk reduction. The Pacific Rim has to combat many natural disasters from earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions and bush fires. Lessons learnt from historic disaster events indicate that government should play a more important role in effective disaster risk reduction.

The 2017 symposium is focusing on how close association and collaboration between academia and governance on a local, national and regional level can address education, public outreach, infrastructure construction, disaster management, emergency rescue and hazard recovery in the field of disaster risk reduction.

Experts, researchers, engineers and government delegates are cordially invited to submit papers on a range of topics consistent with the thematic pillars of the symposium. The principal themes include but are not limited to:

1. Innovative Science for Disaster Risk Reduction

1-1: Analysis of disaster cause and dynamics
1-2: Disaster process modeling and prediction
1-3: Scientific theory for disaster risk reduction

2. State-of-the-art Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

2-1: Novel techniques for disaster warning
2-2: Powerful solutions for disaster relief
2-3: New inventions for disaster risk reduction

3. Creative Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction

3-1: Progress of government measures for disaster risk reduction
3-2: Communication, education and awareness raising for disaster risk reduction
3-3: Lessons learnt from recent recovery efforts for sustainable development

4. Association between Academia and Policy Makers for Disaster Risk Reduction

4-1: Potential bridges between academia and government on disaster risk reduction
4-2: Innovations in recovery and reconstruction after disaster
4-3: Multi stakeholder collaboration for disaster risk reduction

Abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission are now open. Please submit abstracts by April 27, 2017. Submissions should not be longer than 250-300 words. All of the oral- or poster-presented papers will be compiled into the Proceeding of this Symposium.

To register and/or submit a paper click here.

Student paper competition

All student participants are encouraged to enter the APRU MH 2017 Student Paper Competition. Six finalists will be selected by a committee to earn an award and an opportunity to present their papers at the symposium. All of the oral- or poster-presented papers will be compiled into the Proceeding of this Symposium.

The requirement on word count is 2500–3500 words. Full paper submission for student paper competition will close on April 27, 2017.

To register and/or submit a paper click here.

For more information, please visit the event website: http://www.multihazard2017.org/