UCL IRDR 9th Annual Conference

Unviversity College of London's Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) will be holding their 9th Annual Conference on the 19th June 2019, whose theme this year is "Cascading and Interconnected Risk"

The Conference welcome researchers, students, practioners, NGOs, city professionals and the interested public to a day of thought-provoking discussions where our in-house and guest experts will present the latest research and issues in cascading and interconnected risk, through a combination of talks, panel discussion, conversation, and poster presentations. The conference themes and presentations will promote a better understanding of the multidisciplinary components of cascading and interconnected risk.

Conference Programme: 

  • 09:00 - 09:20 Registration
  • 9:20 - 9:30 Welcome by Prof. Peter Sammonds  
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Thinking the Worst: complex, cascading and extreme disasters. Chair: Prof. David Alexander
  • 11:00 -11:30 Coffee break  
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Keynote by Lord Toby Harris
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break  
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Assessment and modelling of multi and interconnected hazards in the built environment. Chair: Dr. Joanna Faure Walker  
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
  • 16:00 - 17:00 In conversation. Guest interviewer: Connie St Louis
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Poster presentation

More information concerning the sessions and keynote speaks can be found on their website here