WORLD SOCIAL SCIENCE FELLOWS ON RISK INTERPRETATION AND ACTION
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE COUNCIL – ISSC
INTEGRATED RESEARCH ON DISASTER RISK – IRDR
Wellington, New Zealand, December 2013
The RIA working group of the IRDR aims to improve our understanding of how individuals and groups make decisions when confronted with risk, by integrating a range of academic disciplines to address key questions and problems. Twenty-five early career researchers from around the world were selected to review the RIA framework under the theme of ‘decision-making under conditions of uncertainty’, and develop novel theoretical approaches to respond to and improve this framework. Six working groups emerged during the seminar: 1. The assessment of water-related risks in megacities; 2. Rethinking risk communication; 3. The embodiment of uncertainty; 4. Communication in resettlement and reconstruction phases; 5. Inter-relating indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction; and 6. Multi-scale policy implementation for natural hazard risk reduction.
IRDR Approach to Risk Management
- Decision-making for uncertainty;
- Early warning systems;
- Adaptive management and resilience; and
- Individual perceptions and risk behaviour.
- Building Resilient Megacities in the Developing World: Exploring the Case Studies of Mexico City, Beijing, Lagos and New Delhi
- Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Decision and Policy-Making for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Multi-Scale Policy Implementation for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction
- Communication Influences on Decision-Making in Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction: Implications for RIA Framework
Paper resulting from this seminar:
RIA Fellows. The Risk Interpretation and Action Fellows Seminar on Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty. Risk Interpretation and Action World Social Science Fellows. Aust. J. Disaster & Trauma Studies 18(1):27-37.