UKADR Conference 2022: 7–8 December, Edinburgh, UK

We're pleased to announce that the 2022 UKADR conference will be held at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) on 7–8 December 2022. It is being co-organised by the University of Edinburgh, the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University.

The theme of this year's conference will be 'Disaster research and innovation at a time of global uncertainty'.

We hope this focus will encourage an inclusive discussion on major global challenges (e.g. the climate crisis, conflict and emerging from the pandemic) and the role of disaster research and innovation in a time of uncertainty.

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 27 August 2022.

Conference flyer

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UK Alliance for Disaster Research

The primary motivation for the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) is to bring together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Alliance is independent and managed by voluntary contributions from the UK research community.

Membership is open to staff and PhD students of any research-and-capacity-building institute based in the UK that is active in researching disaster risk and its management. This includes universities and other educational institutions, charitable trusts, think tanks and research departments within government agencies, private businesses or civil society organisations. Disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness, disaster response, reconstruction and recovery are all of interest.