September 21-26, 2014
Cochrane Colloquium
Cochrane South Asia
Hyderabad, India
Cost and Registration: $1000 before July 31 (sliding fee), closes September 1

This colloquium will focus on the opportunities and challenges of evidence informed public health, including delivering public health globally and crafting public health policies. Topics include population health, health inequality in South Asia, capacity building, research impacts on national policy, and healthcare communication.

October 6-8, 2014
South Africa Society for Disaster Reduction Conference
South Africa Society for Disaster Reduction
Windhoek, Namibia
Cost and Registration: $370 before August 15, open until filled

This conference will discuss the context and drivers of risk in the Southern African Development Community Region with an emphasis on best practices and recent disaster risk research. Topics include disaster risk in the Namibian context, humanitarian relief, the future of the Hyogo Framework for Action, gender and disaster risk, and Africa’s changing risk profile.

October 8, 2014
Northeast Risk and Resilience Leadership Forum
Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum
Stamford, Connecticut
Cost and Registration: Free, closes September 15

This forum will look at the impacts of severe weather in the Northeast, including issues related to economic recovery, urban resilience, and weather science. Topics include the science behind Hurricane Sandy and ways in which risk perspectives are changing in the Northeast.

November 5-7, 2014
Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services
World Meteorological Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
Cost and Registration: Invitation only, see contact information

This conference will examine the gender nuances of climate variability and climate change adaptation and seek to develop climate and weather services that build climate resilience. Topics include food security, water management, health, and disaster risk reduction. Conference outcomes will inform the post-2015 development agenda and the Global Framework for Climate Services.

November 13, 2014
Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments
The Institution of Fire Engineers
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: $300, closes November 6

This conference will look at fire-related research and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and international viewpoints. Topics include wildfire threat analysis, optimizing communication, large industrial fires, community fire safety, firefighter resilience and family support, and addressing arson.