IDRiM Society

The Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society was officially launched on October 15, 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Forum) with the participation of more than 100 international experts, practitioners and individuals from more than 20 different countries working in the disaster risk management field.

Launch of the IDRiM Society on 15 October 2009 at Kyoto University, Japan

The formation of IDRiM Society was based on a long history of fruitful collaboration between the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and was further promoted by many national and international organisations, including the Beijing Normal University (BNU), the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC/EC) among others.

The founding members of the IDRiM Society include Prof. Norio Okada (DPRI), Dr. Aniello Amendola (IIASA), Dr. Peijun Shi (BNU), Dr. Joanne Bayer (IIASA), Prof. Hirokazu Tatano (DPRI), Dr. Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiani (IIEES), Dr. Reinhard Mechler (IIASA) and Dr. Ana Maria Cruz (DPRI).

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