Research carried out at Syslab was represented at the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2016: Integrative Risk Management – towards resilient cities, held in Davos, Switzerland, on 28 August – 01 September. Anastasia Kvasha has reported her project on Assessment of Flood Risk for Urban Areas in the Lower Don River. The research carried out under supervision of Professor Viktor Lagutov, Head of the CEU Systems Laboratory demonstrates applicaiton of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Disaster Risk Reduction. It was presented during the session "Urban Areas and Critical Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Cities" and can be accessed through the Conference Proceedings website (http://idrc.info/conference-proceedings/).
IDRC Davos 2016 gathered international attendees from various fields, researchers and practitioners, policy and decision makers, representatives from the UN, IGOs, universities, NGOs and private sector. Celebrating its 10 years anniversary, the conference offered a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, fostering a holistic understanding of risk reduction and disaster management. The aim of the conference series is to present reliable scientific facts and technological solutions and to stimulate discussion opportunities among diverse scientific and professional disciplines.
More information about the International Disaster and Risk Conference can be found at http://idrc.info/