The IDRiM Society and its Journal (IDRiM Journal) were officially launched on October 15, 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Forum). The move to set up the IDRiM Society was based on the success of a series of nine Forums (the IIASA-DPRI Forums) on Integrated Disaster Risk Management organized by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The launching of the IDRiM Society was promoted also by many national and international organizations including Beijing Normal University, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC/EC) and other organizations. The IDRiM Society was enthusiastically welcomed and its Charter approved by more than 100 international experts, practitioners, and individuals from more than 20 different countries working in the disaster risk management field.
The founding members of the IDRiM Society include Prof. Norio Okada (Director, 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).
The past IIASA-DPRI Forums served as the nesting ground for other important initiatives in the area of integrated disaster risk management including the NEXUS-IDRiM and CASiFiCA (Case-Stations Field Campuses) projects, and the Disaster Reduction Hyperbase (DRH). Please click on the links below for more information on these initiatives.
NEXUS-IDRiM. More info http://nexus-idrim.net
CASiFiCA. More info http://nexus-idrim.net/main/case/casifica.html
DRH. More info http://drh.edm.bosai.go.jp