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1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience-2019”

  • Category
    Disaster Management
  • Published
    3rd Dec, 2019

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the 1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience” in Delhi. The conference has been organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management.

Context

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the 1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience” in Delhi. The conference has been organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management.

About

  • The conference has been organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management.
  • Aim of the Conference is to explore and debate the most recent advances in landslide risk reduction and resilience.
  • Continent-wise, Asia suffers the maximum damages / losses due to landslides and among the Asian countries, South Asian nations are the worst sufferers and even among South Asian countries India is one of the worse affected by landslides.
  • As landslides are frequent and widespread, the annual cumulative losses worldwide amount to tens of billions of USD in terms of lost property, environmental damage, repair works, and the maintenance of defence measures.
  • As per Geological Survey of India, the window of economic loss due to landslides may reach between 1-2% of the gross national product in many developing countries.

OBJECTIVES

The aim of Conference is to explore and debate the most recent advances in a discipline. This will be directed towards understanding past and present processes and through different approaches involve in landslide risk reduction and resilience with the following objectives:

  • To enhance the understanding of the issues and solutions on governance and administration for landslides risk reduction and resilience
  • To discuss about current practices in the landslides risk assessment, mitigation and monitoring technologies for landslide risks and resilience with case examples
  • To highlight the environmental and emerging issues in context with urbanization, development and climate change
  • To share experiences related to community based landslides risk reduction and resilience
  • To disseminate information related to national and local strategies for landslides risk reduction and resilience as well as to develop a network mode roadmap for addressing the gaps by engaging with the institutions, researchers and experts.

SPECIAL FOCUS IS GIVEN TO:

  • Governance and administrative issues and support for LRR&R
  • Tools, techniques and technologies for LRR&R
  • Impact of climatic change, development, urbanization, and population growth for LRR&R
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