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Beijing International Convention
Tentative Invited Speakers (Find More Detail in the Invited Speakers Page)
Tentative Journals for Special Issue (Find More Detail in the Tentative Journals Page)
The Silk Road, beginning in the Han Dynasty (207 BC-220 AD), crosses more than 70 countries and affects some 4.4 billion people (63% of the world). For centuries, the Silk Road has played an essential role in connecting the East and the West, through the exchange of trade, science technology and civilization. However, due to active underlying geological structures, including rapid tectonic uplift, climate change, and natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, floods, typhoons, tsunamis, etc.) that occur frequently, these conditions place threats on both social development and livelihoods along the Silk Road. Furthermore, numerous challenges related to disaster risk reduction exist in this area, including a lack of background information and data sharing mechanism, as well as an absence of a scientific risk assessment method, and mitigation countermeasures, etc.
Disaster events 1990-2017（Source: NatCatSERVICE of Munich RE）
As a result of this serious situation, and integrated with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, there is an urgent need to promote international cooperation in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development along the Silk Road. Resilience against natural hazards must be improved and an international platform for joint research and information sharing relevant to disaster risk reduction and sustainable development is needed. Therefore, an international research program for the disaster risk reduction along the Silk Roads is being implemented under the umbrella of SiDRR (Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction) by Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The implementation of this program will enhance disaster prevention and will contribute to our ability to guarantee the security of livelihood of the affected countries. Based on this understanding, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China Association for Science and Technology, and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Scientific Partners will jointly host the International Conference on Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development in Beijing, on May 11-12, 2019.
The secretariat of the International Conference on Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development invites representatives from all the hosts, organizers and co-organizers, as well as renowned experts and researchers from all continents to participate in this Conference. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions and symposiums. We anticipate some 500 participants.
Towards Safe, Green, and Resilient Silk Roads
l Hazard information detection and data sharing
l Mechanisms and physical process
l Risk analysis and management
l Monitoring and early warning
l Hazard prevention and mitigation
l Emergency management and post-disaster reconstruction
l Cross-border disasters
l Sustainable development
Tentative Keynote Speakers
--after Opening Ceremony of May 11 morning:
Dahe Qin, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Professor Emeritus of University of Yamanashi, Japan; chairperson of Inter-Governmental Council of UNESCO IHP for 1998-2000; President of IAHS for 2001-2005
Tentative Title: Climate Change Adaptation for Flood-related Disaster Management in Japan
Kyoji Sassa, Secretary General of International Consortium on Landslides; Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University; Editor-in-Chief of Landslides: Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides
Tentative Title: Recent Development and Challenging Task in Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction
Peng Cui, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Science Committee Member of IRDR of ISC/UNISDR & Vice President of IRDR China; Vice President of Chinese Society of Water and Soil Conservation
--Keynote speakers of May 12:
Chack Fan Lee, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Professor and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Hong Kong; Chairman of The Jao Tsung-I Academy
Tentative Title: The Belt and Road - Historic Outlines and Future Prospects
Mohammad Qasim Jan, President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Adviser, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific & Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), Islamabad; Distinguished National Professor, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar
Toshio Yamagata, Professor of University of Tokyo, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Charles W. W. Ng, President of International Society for Soil Mechanics and GeotechnicalEngineering (ISSMGE), Chair Professorand Associate Vice-President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tentative Title: Exploring and developing sustainable and ecologically engineered slopes via unsaturated soil mechanics
Rafig Azzam, President of International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), professor emeritus of RWTH Aachen University, former President of German National Association of Engineering Geology
Weidong Liu, Professor and Assistant Director of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS
Tentative Session Invited Speakers:
Tentative Journals for Special Issues
Session 4 Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering
Session 9 Sediment Transportation and Geo-hazard Mitigation
Session 10 Mountain Hazards
Session 11 Integrated Disaster Risk Governance - Assessment and Management
Session 15 Climate Change and Disaster Prevention Technology in Eurasia Arid Zone (DPTUA)
Session 16 Paleoenvironmental Change and Disaster along the Silk Roads
Session 20 Disaster monitoring and risk assessment
Please note that abstract submission deadline is postponed to April 5th, and deadline for early-bird registration payment is April 20th.
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