CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
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.