The 13th APRU Multi-Hazards Research Symposium, entitled ”Innovation and Management of Disaster Risk Reduction,” was held at Peking University on August 28–29th, 2017. The symposium was hosted and organized by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (IRSGIS), School of Earth and Space Sciences and co-chaired by Prof. Yu Liu and Prof. Qinghua Huang, from Peking University.
With wide participation across the Asia Pacific, over 100 scholars from more than 20 economies engaged in discussions of reducing disaster risk through enriching governmental management processes with the latest innovation in science and technology.
Prof. Lei Yan hosted the opening ceremony. Prof. Jingyun Fang, Director of Department of Science of Peking University, and Christina Schönleber, APRU’s Director Policy and Programs welcomed speakers and delegates.