Dear IDRiM Members,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and as President of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Society) we would like to express our most heartfelt condolences to all the people of Türkiye and Syria, as well as to our members, who have lost family members, friends and colleagues to the catastrophic magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes on 6 February 2023.

The IDRiM Society has come a long way, advancing research and practice on integrated disaster risk management for over two decades. In August 2006, we held the IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management in Istanbul, demonstrating that Türkiye was already an important partner in efforts towards disaster risk reduction. While there is a wealth of knowledge and advanced technologies available for earthquake risk reduction, the disastrous events of 6 February demonstrate once more that much remains to be done. As stated in our Strategic Plan, “only an integrated approach to disaster risk management, that accounts for complexity in the risks and their drivers,” including “economic and social vulnerability,” can provide “effective and implementable solutions to their reduction.” There will be many lessons to be learned from the earthquake, including how to ensure that those lessons get implemented.

Let us work together, at all levels, from the local to the international, to identify key areas of research and implementation needed for more effective disaster risk reduction.


Ana Maria Cruz
On behalf of the IDRiM Board of Directors

Welcome to IDRiM Society

IDRiM Society

This is the official website of the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society, which was launched in October 2009 at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management in Kyoto, Japan with the participation of over 100 international experts, practitioners, and individuals from more than 20 different countries working in the disaster risk management field. The main objective of the IDRiM Society is to promote knowledge sharing, interdisciplinary research, and development on integrated disaster risk management contributing to the implementation of success models for efficient and equitable disaster risk management options. Furthermore, the IDRiM Society aims at promoting knowledge transfer and dissemination of information and concepts on integrated disaster risk management. Here you will find information about the IDRiM Society, how to become a member, important news, events, as well as links to other resources and organizations.

Group photo at the launching of the IDRiM Society on 15 October 2009 at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Latest News

Website on the IRN RISCDIS project

IRN RISCDIS website is entirely dedicated to disasters.

Please check it. More…..

3 new postdoc positions in Department of Civil Enginerring, Clemson University

3 new postdoc positions available starting early January. More…

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) Jobs at UCL’s IRDR

Associate Lectures(Teaching) in Risk, Disasters and Humanitarianism are advertised at University College London’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction:

1. Unit 31 October 2023

2. Unit 30 April 2025

Postdoc Position: Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic prosperity, and Resilience

Dr. Sarah DeYoung seeks a postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF Hub project: Large-scale CoPe:Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic prosperity, and Resilience (CHEER). More…

Recording of YSS Awardees Presentation Event

The recording of the YSS Awardees Presentation event is now available. More..

Recoring of the 11th Cafe

The recording of 11th IDRiM Cafe is now available. More..

Recording of 10th IDRiM Cafe

The recording of 10th IDRiM Cafe is now available on website.


2nd Lecture with Prof. Adam Rose

2nd IDRiM Lecture will take place on 30 September with Prof. Adam Rose.


Committee Report 2021- 2022

IDRiM Committee Report 2021-2022 is published.


9th IDRiM Café

9th IDRiM Cafe will be held on 1st September.


Looking for a PhD candidate

PhD candidate for the Horizon Europe Project PARATUS Cloud-based decision tool for managing the systemic risk of compounding disasters. More..

Meet the Editors Event at Natural Hazards Workshop

IDRiM Journal was invited to participate in the Meet the Editors’ event organized during the Natural Hazards Workshop in the US on 10 – 13 July.  More..

Reording of the 8th Cafe is now available

The 8th IDRiM Cafe was held very successfully, thanks to three wonderful speakers. The recording of the presentation is now available on the website. If you missed it or you would like to watch it again, please check it. More..

8th IDRiM Café

8th IDRiM Cafe will be held on 6th July @ 12:00(UTC). Please check the details. More..

Recording of the 1st IDRiM lecture is now available

1st IDRiM Lecture was held on 24 June 2022, and the recording of the lecturer is now available. More..

EC-JRC Technical Report for Natech risk management

European Commission, Joint Research Centre released the technical report on Natech risk management. This guidance is for operators of hazardous industrial sites and for national authorities.  More..

Workshop Book Clubs @ Natural Hazards Center

This year’s Natural Hazards Workshop will feature three concurrent Book Forums on Monday, July 11, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. MDT. These forums will offer an opportunity for attendees to interact with the author of each book, hear from experts on related hazards and disasters, and engage with one another.

Call for Papers: Special Collection on the Legacy of Dennis S. Mileti and the Future of Public Alert and Warning Research

The Natural Hazards Review is planning a special journal issue centered on the work of Dennis S. Mileti. The collection will include reviews and assessments of Mileti’s work, as well as forward-looking examinations of technologies, practices, and policies that can improve the access and efficiency of hazards warnings and alerts.

Recording of the 7th IDRiM Cafe is available

Thanks to four great speakers, the 7th Cafe was held on 31 May 2022  successfully. The recording of the presentations is now available on our website.

1st IDRiM Lecture Series will be held on 24 June @ 12:00 (UTC)

The first lecturer is Prof. Norio Okada, Emeritus Professor of Kyoto University and founding member of IDRiM. The title of his lecture is ” Field-based Conceptualization, Reexamining Perspectives, and Road-mapping for Exploring IDRiM Research Horizons – – Another Integrative Modeling Efforts”.

17th Binghamton Symposium On HealthCare Management and Policy

17th Binghamton Symposium On HealthCare Management and Policy

Wednesday, January 25 – Thursday, January 26, 2023
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Theme : International Conference On Disaster Management: Global Pandemic and its impact

Special Issue on International Journal of Disaster Risk Science: Integrated Disaster Risk Research of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under Climate Change

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and its adjacent mountainous areas are featured with significant climate differences, diverse geomorphology, developed glaciers, and strong crustal uplift and river undercut. The complex natural environment has led to a variety of natural hazards and disasters, including …… More

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