The 4th Conference on Community Resiliency 2013 has drawn to a close.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to thank all keynote speakers and panelists for their active participation and hope that all participantscould benefit from the scientific experience as well as the exchange with colleagues and friends.
For those who have missed the 2-day conference in Davos or want to look up some information, we have made all presentations given at the 4th conference on community resiliency available online in an interactive conference agenda:
Our team of international conference rapporteurs is currently working on a short conference summary, which will be published soon.
Increased environmental and socio-technology threats challenge a nation’s abilities to mitigate and recover from major events. As we cope with the increased frequency, magnitude, and complexity of these events, it is essential that prior planning and policies be in place that will make communities and populations more resilient to large-scale disruptions. The fourth annual conference on Community Resiliency addresses a central question:
How can national strategies ensure that local actions integrate all contextual factors in order to enhance the resiliency of a nation?
Building resiliency into critical infrastructures of a nation requires concerted action integrating physical, economic, social and political systems in ways that enable nations to create cultures of resiliency that while unique, are based on international goals. Three central questions will guide the discussions at the Conference. >>>Read more