The evolution of disaster risk has become more complex due to the effects of climate change, advancements in technology and infrastructure, and growing anthropogenic pressures. The impending risks have wide-ranging and long-term implications for societal sustainable development. Under current development pathways, the world should prepare to face the possibility of more compounding hazards and complex risk landscapes in the future brought on by biological, technological, natural, and man-made hazards, of which many are interrelated and self-perpetuating. Devising adaptation and mitigation measures require deeper expositions and investigation of risk drivers in order to achieve sustainable development goals.
The “3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development”, referred to as DRSD 2023, organized by the Asian Institute of Technology, gathers experts, practitioners, policymakers, and students from Asia Pacific and beyond to present a discourse on improving development practices to reduce long-term complex risks and promote equitable sustainability. With wide-ranging thematic areas and diverse participation, DRSD 2023 is well placed to explore the complex challenges faced by Asia Pacific and beyond and collaborate for effective solutions.
The international symposium will be organized as a fully offline and in-person event from 7-8 December 2023. The program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations, and academic exhibitions. DRSD 2023 will also serve as a platform where participants build new networks and partnerships; or strengthen existing ones to enhance future collaboration opportunities.
The conference is open to academics, practitioners, students, public officials, private institutions, non-governmental organisations, and intergovernmental organisations within the disaster risk reduction and sustainable development sectors. Participants from Asia Pacific and beyond are open to join.
- Ecosystem based adaptation and environmental conservation
- Nature based solutions and green infrastructure for disaster mitigation and adaptation.
- Biodiversity conservation and enhancing natural capital to strengthen resilience.
- Natural resource management for climate resilience.
- Traditional knowledge for environmental protection and community resilience.
- Environmental impact assessment from disasters.
- Ecosystem services valuation in relation socio-ecological resilience
- Systemic risk analysis and systems approach for disaster risk management.
- Cascading, compounding, concurrent, and multi-hazard risks, and resilience
- Transboundary disaster and climate risk management
- Interdisciplinary approach to complex and multidimensional crisis management and humanitarian action.
- Climate or disaster induced displacement and migration.
- Coastal protection and resilient coastal infrastructure
- Delta and estuary resilience and ecosystem services.
- Assessing and modelling coastal hazards and risks
- Biophysical and ecological resilience through conservation efforts
- Livelihood diversification and adaptation strategies for coastal communities
- Green, grey, and hybrid engineering to mitigate and adapt to coastal disasters.
- Integrated coastal zone management to build long term coastal resilience.
- Adaptive governance and decision making in emergencies.
- International collaboration and coordination in complex emergencies, multilateral risk governance and management frameworks.
- Community based approaches and engagement for disaster risk management.
- Incident command system, crisis management and emergency response.
- Cash based assistance, adaptive social protection, and risk financing schemes.
- Stakeholder engagement, private sector collaboration, and Public Private Partnership for DRR.
- Green financing, risk financing and business continuity planning.
- Assessing direct and indirect economic impact of disasters.
- Sustainable reconstruction and recovery.
- People-centred early warning systems and preparedness
- Strengthening infrastructures through innovative technologies.
- Sustainable construction and architecture for earthquake resistance and protection.
- Mainstreaming DRR and CCA in building protection policies and bylaws.
- Disaster Resilient critical infrastructure (transportation, urban waste management, telecommunications and power sector,
- Resilient water resource management, agriculture for water-energy-food nexus
- Cross sectoral and interdependency infrastructure risk assessment.
- Public health infrastructure and disease surveillance in disasters.
- Supply chain and logistics management to promote business continuity.
- Urban cities and regions as complex systems
- Green infrastructure for urban resilience
- Ensuring infrastructure operability and services during emergencies
- Remote sensing and geospatial technology for disaster management
- Big data analytics, machine learning, and leveraging AI applications for disaster management.
- Blockchain technology and data securities in disaster management
- Hazard detection, monitoring, and forecasting
- Early warning and decision support systems for anticipatory action.
- Data science, crowdsourcing, and IoT for risk information and communication.