Today, we received a message from one of the chairs of the 3rd International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management scheduled in Iran for this February (2008). The main themes for the conference are: earthquakes, floods, droughts, landslides, and hurricanes. UNICEF, the City of Tehran, IAEM, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Shahid Beheshti University, York University, and Cranfield University are some of the sponsors of this conference.
The deadline for submitting abstracts and papers is passed but you can still register and attend the conference. If you have a paper that you’d like to submit, I personally suggest you send it even though the deadline’s past. For more information: www.indm.org. The image below is from their flash intro:
It is wonderful to see this level of engagement and commitment on this topic – particularly in Iran. Even though we won’t be able to attend, we will try to follow the progress of the conference and bring as much information to TehranShake as possible. If any readers are planning to attend, we’d be eager to hear from you.