Book of Abstracts

Book of Abstracts

This book brings together the abstracts of papers and posters presented at the United Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) Annual Conference 2023, University of Huddersfield, UK, 18th – 19th December 2023. 

ISBN: 978-1-86218-224-0 © Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK 2023

Edited by: Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga, Professor Richard Haigh, Malith Senevirathne, and Georgina Clegg

All rights received. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored and transmitted in any form, or by any means without prior written permission from the editors.


The conference theme encompasses a wide range of critical topics that shape the field of disaster research and risk-informed decision-making. Our aim is to foster interdisciplinary discussions and explore innovative approaches to address the challenges we face.

These themes will serve as focal points for insightful discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration throughout the conference. Together, we aim to advance our understanding of disaster risks and drive effective decision-making for a more resilient future.

The themes include, but are not limited to:

Risk Governance and Management

Risk governance and risk management architecture

Transdisciplinary, prospective and corrective risk reduction

Stakeholder partnerships in disaster risk reduction

The interface between science, policy and practice

Financial Aspects of Disaster Risk

Disaster risk finance

Understanding the economics of disasters

Business continuity planning

Interconnected Risks and Impacts

Systemic, interconnected drivers of risks and cascading impacts

Multi-hazard strategies and approaches

Hazards and their interdependencies

Public health emergency

Vulnerability and Inequality

Vulnerabilities, exposure and inequality

The whole of society's approach to DRR

Social media information/ misinformation

Nature-based Solutions and Environmental Resilience

Nature-based and nature-inspired solutions

Ecosystem resilience

Natural resource management

Resilient Infrastructure and Built Environment

Urban resilient systems

Built environment and resilient infrastructure

Data and Information Systems

Integrated data information systems

Methods for risk identification, mapping and reporting

Early warning systems and preparedness planning

Community and Local Approaches

Local Approaches and indigenous knowledge

Building community resilience

Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction

Sustainable post-disaster reconstruction

Disaster-induced displacement

Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction nexus

Climate change education

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