||4th WORLD WATER FORUM
The main theme of the 4th World Water Forum is Local
Actions for a Global Challenge. The organizers of the
4th Forum share the belief that, regardless
of their root causes, water related problems have their
impacts at the local level. As a result, local actions
are key for generating concrete results that, when
amalgamated across sectors and regions, will move us
closer to meeting the water-related targets set by
the Millennium Development Goals, the WSSD Implementation
Plan and Local Agenda 21.
Where UNISDR together with PAHO, UNICEF and IFRC are
organizing a thematic section.
For additional information:
+ 52 (55) 54 - 88 - 04 - 84
01 800 9675393 (only for Mexico)
Rol Played by the National Geological Services in Natural Disasters
It is organized by the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute of Spain and the
General Management for Civil Protection.
The participants profile for financed scholarships to this
activity are Managers and/or high level officials whom are
part of the permanent staff of the National Geological Services
and of the Latin-American civil protection public institutions.
information on submission’s deadline
for the application, please contact:
Oficina Técnica de Cooperación en Ecuador
Phone: 2230 935
Venezuelan Congress of Seismology and Seismic Engineering
" EDUCATION, FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT
IN THE PREVENTION OF NATURAL DISASTERS"
Objetives: To difusse and to exchange knowledges and recent investigations that
have been carried out at national and international level in order to achieve
safer cities by means of Organizations, Rules, and implementation of modern methods
to prevent and handle seismic risk.
For additional information:
Phone: 58-241-8670592. Fax: 58-241-8673615.
Electronic Mail: email@example.com
Web Page: www.uc.edu.ve
Congress on Disasters / III International Seminar on Risk
Will be addressed to authorities, scientifics and professionals
working on the fields of natural, agricultural and medical
sciences, in civil protection and defense institutions, as
well as for those interested in working against the destructive
effects of potentially catastrophic phenomena.
The III International Seminar on Risk Management is a collateral
event that will deal general elements such as: metheorology,
agriculture, industries, electricity, informatics, financial
risk and politics. This Seminar is organized by the Civil Defense
office in collaboration with national and international organizations
For further information, contact:
Oficina Nacional para Casos de desastres, Defensa Civil
Calle 18, esquina a 7ma, Miramar, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Telf.: (537) 203-5085
World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM). “The
Changing Face of Disaster Management - A Global Prespective"
WCDM is the premier annual event that addresses issues common to all aspects
of disaster/emergency management. The conference program includes speakers from
many parts of the world and provides excellent opportunities for training and
networking among those in emergency planning / management, emergency response,
disaster management research, emergency communications, business continuity,
risk management, security, IT, HR, environmental, community planning, as well
as for the organizations which supply and service these professions.
For more information, please contact: Alysone Will
Absolute Conference and Events
Telephone: (416) 595-1414 Ext: 224
Fax: (416) 979.1819
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Seminary-Factory "Preparation and Answer to Disasters
of Natural Origin" within the framework of the "V
National Encounter of Regional Representatives for the Prevention
and Attention of Disasters
The objective of this event is to fortify the capacity of
management in the preparation and answer of disasters generated
by the existence of vulnerabilities and dangers of natural
origin in the countries of the Andean community. The expected
participation is approximately of one hundred and twenty
five civil employees, between representatives of the Andean
countries, provincial mayors and civil employees of the three
levels of the government of Peru.
For greater information, please contact:
Tel: (51-1) 225-9898 anexo 5316
||Portland, Oregon, USA
||Emergency Preparedness and response Special Seminar
The program will provide specific useful training for administrator,
lawyers, engineers, operations and social communication personnel
and port risk managers. The panelists will share theirs experiences
and lessons learned after Katrina Hurricane and other natural
For further information:
Tel: (503) 226-6300
Fax: (503) 227-7515
Or visit: http://www.consejoportuario.com.ar/eventos.aspx?id=270
World Congress on Urban Development & Expo FECIC 2006
FECIC invites society in general to reflect upon the issue:
any person interested in urban development and convinced that
means of correct application of technological advancements it
is possible to propose constructive solutions is welcome to join.
In particular FECIC invites engineers, architects, civil servants,
professionals from both private and public sectors, managers,
academia and professional associations. The overall aim is to
improve the urban panorama on a worldwide, regional and national
level by reducing the use of natural resources, the level of
emissions and of waste, by mitigating poverty, preventing the
devastating effects of natural disasters and by assuring an adequate
social, economic and sustainable development.
For more information contact a: FEDERACIÓN DE COLEGIOS
DE INGENIEROS CIVILES DE LA REPÚBLICA MEXICANA AC.
Tacuba No. 5 Col. Centro, Palacio de Mineria. Del. Cuauhtemoc
C.P. 06000, México D.F.
Tel: + (52)(55) 5510-1423, 5510-1473 Y 5668-3423
2006 EXPO DISASTER Panamanian World Showcase
for the Risk Management Industry
The Atlapa Convention Center not only world famous experts
on disaster mitigation but also national and international
organizations and companies offering risk management industry
products and services.
Within the events timeframe the Second Mitigation and
Disaster Symposium will be held where the field experts will discuss
the most recent advances in disaster mitigation. Additionally,
as special attraction, an earthquake simulator capable of simulating
up to 7 Richter scale seismic situations will be imported from
This wonderful artifact will demonstrate in a secure manner
to the attendees what happens during an earthquake and what
to do in the case of one.
For further information, please visit:
IPMD Urbanización la Siesta Calle Chepigana, No.1114
Tocumen, Zona 12, Panama City
6486-6544 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Patricio Jordan, Paramedic / Projects Secretary,
Manuel Calderón, Paramedic
Phone: 6509-8244 email@example.com
Or visit: http://ipmd.tripod.com/expo2006.html
American and Caribbean symposium in Geophysical: "Non-conventional
Methods in exploration"
Second Latin American Congress of Seismology: “Seismic
and Volcanic threat in Great Cities"
Third Colombian Congress of Sismología: "Advances
in the Studies of Seismic Threat in Colombia. Relevant aspects
in the Microzonification of Cities”
In this event will be developed different technical-scientists
activities, oriented to understand the implications of the
seismic and volcanic threat in the territorial planning and
the use of geophysical methods in the operation of nonrenewable
For more information, please contact:
Carlos A. Vargas J.
Tel. (+57) (1) 3165000 Ext. 16506-16514
Alexander Caneva R.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Departamento de Geociencias
Tel: 3 165000 Ext. 16506-16514
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Management of Risks and Disasters/ e-learning Course
12th begins the new edition of the course of superior education “e-learning/e-training on Integral
Management of Risks” by Internet.
This course regularly begins every year, the second Tuesday
of January, May and September as an initiative of the International
Center of Numerical Methods in engineering (CIMNE) in collaboration
with the company STRUCTURALIA.
The objective of this course is the formation of students in
the diverse theoretical and practical aspects related to the
evaluation of natural or antrópico origin risks, with
the reduction, mitigación or prevention of the risk
and with the handling of disasters in its answer phases, rehabilitation
and reconstruction. Its approach is directed to understand
and to face this modern problem from a multidiscipline perspective,
interinstitutional, multisectorial and like a cross-sectional
subject to the development process.
For more information, visit:
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Annual Symposium of the Canadian Network of Study of Risks
and Dangers "A
dynamic association in management of risks: towards exemplary
The main objective of the symposium is to share experience
and best practices in Emergency Management. Researchers and
practitioners in social sciences and physical sciences are
invited to submit their presentation or poster session proposals
that tie in with the selected theme. The proposals may cover
a wide range of fields relating to risk and disaster.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Michel Dufault
Tel. (514) 987-3000 ext. 4887
9th International Conference of the Global Spatial
Data Infrastructure (GSDI-9),
Continuing with our organizational goal of fostering spatial
data infrastructure developments in support of important worldwide
needs, the theme of GSDI-9 is "Spatial Information: Tool
for Reducing Poverty."
Conference web site: http://www.igm.cl/gsdi9/
Call for papers: http://www.igm.cl/gsdi9/english/04_Over_Call_for_Pap.htm
Submission deadlines: Fully Refereed Publication: Full paper
due March 15, 2006
Proceedings Publication: Abstract due May 2nd, 2006. If accepted,
full paper due Sept 1, 2006 The web site will be updated regularly
to give clear, full and current information.
We look forward to enjoying your company and benefiting from
|| Mendoza, Argentina
Congress for the Prevention and Combat of Forest and
pastures fires in mercosur "
congress is organized by the "Association Friends
of National Parks" in collaboration with the Secretariat
of Tourism of Malargüe, the Association Ñande
Ybý - Our Earth and the Andean Center of Development
and Environmental Investigation (C.A.D.I.A.) of MZA.
For more information, please contact:
Apdo: Esmeralda 605 Piso 4° - CP.1007
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires – Argentina