October 21-22, 2014
Pacific Northwest Advanced Flood Warning System Workshop
National Hydrologic Warning Council
Grand Mound, Washington
Cost and Registration: $195, open until filled

This workshop will explore advances in weather and precipitation forecasting, hydrologic modeling, and instrumentation with emphasis on enhancing the flood warning infrastructure. Topics include risk perception and human behavior, crowdsourcing hydrology, flood warning system sustainability, tribal experience with warning systems and dam safety, and social media and hydrology.

November 17-18, 2014
Risk Information Management, Risk Models, and Applications
Berlin, Germany
Cost and Registration: $263 before October 24, open until filled

This workshop will discuss methodological problems in modeling disaster risk from an information systems point of view. Topics will include cartographic issues, risk modeling for infrastructure, urban neighborhood risk modeling, risk communication, risk-related databases, and risk information processes and applications.

November 25-28, 2014
INTERPRAEVENT International Symposium
INTERPRAEVENT International Research Society
Nara, Japan
Cost and Registration: $240, open until filled

This symposium will examine the increase in the intensity and frequency of sediment-related disaster caused by floods, climate change, typhoons, and earthquakes. Topics include field observation and modeling of natural disasters, catastrophic disaster triggers, crisis management, socioeconomic impacts of recovery, and sustainable landuse management.

November 28-29, 2014
Reframing Disasters
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Leeds, England
Cost and Registration: $80, open until filled

This conference will explore how postcolonial disasters such as the Bhopal Gas Disaster, Rwandan genocide, and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami have been defined and represented following the event and examine the challenges of different forms of disaster. Topics include challenges of recovery, reconstruction, remediation, and justice; ethnographic and diasporic perspectives on disasters; charity and humanitarian perspectives; and global justice campaigns.

December 10-11, 2014
Advancing and Redefining Communities for Emergency Management Conference
Emergency Management Community Collaborative, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, and others
Los Angeles, California
Cost and Registration: $275 before November 1, open until filled

This conference will look at evidence-based approaches that address challenges to public health preparedness and emergency management. Topics include hospitals and health systems, global health preparedness, children and families, and workplace readiness.

January 15-17, 2015
Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action
United Nations Water
Zaragoza, Spain
Cost and Registration: Free, request invitation by November 31

This conference will focus on determining the best tools to implement the post-2015 international agenda for water. Necessary transformations and the institutional change, technology, and capacity development needed will be discussed. Topics include goals to be reached by 2030, such as achieving affordable drinking water for all, improving water quality, integrating water management on multiple levels, and increasing water-use efficiency and cooperation. Attendance is open to experts, the business community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, but an invitation is required.