Brief Description

"Disaster Risk Reduction" requires tackling the various factors that influence a society's vulnerability to disasters in an integrated, holistic, and comprehensive way, which finally call for a concept, framework, methodology of "Integrated Disaster Risk Management". Successful integrated disaster risk management requires integration between disciplines, stakeholders, levels of government, and between global, regional, national, local and individual efforts, which fills gaps between theory and practice under functional scheme of "Disaster Risk Governance". This group is to share and discuss findings, tested assumptions and commonplace knowledge, new methods and innovative ideas defining and strengthening the framework of integrated disaster risk management.


The Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institute (GADRI) organized a Round Table Discussion Workshop: Towards an Integrated Disaster Risk Research Platform for Hydro-Meteorological Hazards at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan on 13 and 16 October 2015.