The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) aims to bolster global thinking and action on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (DRI) through knowledge creation, curation and dissemination.
With this background, CDRI is organizing a technical conference, DRI Technical Conference 2022. The conference will be complemented by a Special Issue of the Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure journal, on the theme Adaptive Pathways for Resilient Infrastructure . The initiative aims to promote multidisciplinary approaches for disaster and climate resilient infrastructure that has traditionally straddled several domains.
DRI Technical Conference 2022, will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in disaster and climate resilient infrastructure (DRI) to exchange, review, critically assess and evaluate pertinent issues. The 2022 conference aims to produce a defining narrative on Adaptive Pathways for Resilient Infrastructure and identify avenues for future research and policy planning for disaster and climate resilient infrastructure. The technical conference will feature presentations by leading researchers, thought provoking discussions, and debates on developmental and policy matters that the world must focus on.
DRI Technical Conference 2022 will be held in person on 12 -13 October 2022, Delhi, India, to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction, and parts of which will be broadcasted live.
Today, uncertainty is increasing in the external environment. This is characterized by climate change and disaster risks, dynamic geopolitical situations, market conditions and changing behaviour of people. Under this dynamic context, societies need to make long-term infrastructure investment decisions.
Building climate and disaster resilience in infrastructure systems is essential for long-term sustainable development and safety of investments. However, such efforts require dealing with uncertainties, and understanding causes and impacts of disasters through holistic, systemic, and multi-disciplinary analysis. They will also require making risk informed decisions and shifting planning processes from static to dynamic, for reliability of critical services under acute shocks and stresses triggered by climate change and disasters.