The 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management 2014 (2nd WCDM 2014) will be held at Hyderabad from 13-16 February, 2014. The WCDM 2014 will address the numerous interconnected, complex and emerging risks today’s societies are faced with. Environmental, technical, social and economic risks are often closely linked and can result in successive impact. For example the 2011 earthquake in Japan, resulted in a disastrous tsunami, creating nuclear meltdown at its key facilities. Risks and disasters explored at the WCDM 2014 include, amongst others, natural hazards, failures of critical infrastructure and services, pandemics, acts of terrorism and financial crises. All can severely impact and influence human beings and collective societies.
WCDM 2014 will gather again over 1000 participants globally including Risk Management Experts, Practitioners, Scientists, key players from Civil Society, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations and the Private sector. The diversity of participants enables both a strategic and operational level of discussion to ensure “the last mile” will be considered with key players from line ministries and disaster and risk management authorities.
WCDM 2014 will provide a unique venue for Disaster Management professionals from around the world to present, network and learn.
Dr. S. Ananda Babu
Convenor 2nd WCDM-2014
# 202, Patels Avenu
Road No 11, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad, India, 500 034.