CRHNet 14th Annual Symposium 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia: October 25 - 27, 2017

Call for Session Proposals now Closed. 

Call for Presentation Proposals (Abstracts) is now open.

With over 200 attendees expected over the three days, your involvement as a presenter - sharing your knowledge, experience and efforts will support the CRHNet community to find local and international solutions to common local and global challenges to benefit us as a global community. This year's program will continue to review and discuss the history of hazard characterisation and disaster risk reduction with a key to creating a vision for the future. It will include plenary and themed sessions; presentations; panel discussions; and, poster presentations. It will appeal to people from all disciplines and sectors.

Building Resilience: From Catastrophe to Capacity

 Seven reasons to attend:

  1. Explore paths toward empowering Canadian civil society into disaster resilience,
  2. Learn from case studies, research, exhibits, poster presentations and colleagues
  3. Meet global DRR and emergency management professionals
  4. Hear the latest innovations and strategies for Disaster Resiliencey
  5. Enjoy conference networking
  6. Expand professional exposure by presenting a paper to your peers
  7. Discover the historic city of Halifax

Disaster risks impose on Canadians a heavy burden. From prevention and mitigation requirements to significant investments in recovery efforts, disasters remain part of our daily reality. We have a greater responsibility now, more than ever, to collaborate, share and contribute solutions that inspire resilience.

Symposium Tracks include:

  • Hazard and Risk Science
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Inspiring Resilience
  • Legislation, Policy and Practice
  • Mass Evacuation
  • Measuring Success: Frameworks and Metrics
  • Research and Education
  • Resilience in Indigenous Communities
  • Acknowledging Diversity and Equity
  • Building Adaptive Capacity to Rapid Changes in the Climate
  • Collaborative Initiatives (at Local, Regional, National and Transnational Levels)
  • Current Achievements and Challenges
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Hazards Research
  • Legislation, Policy and Implementation
  • When Nature, Technology and Society Collide

Plan to attend CRHNet’s 14th Annual Symposium at Pier 21 in historic Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Answering to our mandate to create a Canadian annual symposium for dialogue focusing on disaster risk reduction, facilitating policy formulation and adaptation of best practices in Canada, we encourage you  to attend. The historic Pier 21; a National Historic Site was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It was the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during World War II. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration — Atlantic Canada’s only national museum.  Symposium delegates will have access to the Museum.

It has been 100 years since the catastrophic Halifax Explosion. We'll take a look back to see how far Disaster Risk Reduction has come, and discuss how much further we can take it. Haznet's archives have an informative article on the Halifax Explosion and other similar events. See Blast From the Past.  

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