TIEMS Events 2007
TIEMS 2007 Reporting
- TIEMS 2007 14th Annual Conference in Trogir, Croatia June 5 - 8, 2007
- TIEMS 2007 Workshop in Beijing, China, 22 - 24 September, 2007
- TIEMS 2007 4th Workshop in Cavtat, Croatia, 29 - 31 October, 2007
- TIEMS 2007 10th Workshop in Prague, Czech Republic, 26 - 27 November, 2007
“Disaster Recovery and Relief: Current and Future Approaches”
Information decision support
GIS in emergency management
Terrorism and security
Emergencies and the media
Psychological aspects of disasters
Health emergencies and response
Training and education
Risk assessment professional practice
Information and communication technologies
Enviromental protection / Climate change
Guy Weets, European Commission, with exhibitor Klaus D. Pfeiffer from HYDROMOD
TIEMS 2007 Workshop in China
More than 130 experts who came from 22 countries and regions: UN, China, USA, Norway, South Korea, France, Russia, Sweden, Belgium, Croatia, Turkey, Japan, Cuba, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Nepal, Nigeria, Cameron, UK and Hong Kong presented their new achievements and discussed international natural disasters and unexpected incidents emergency management, risk assessment, early warning and disaster relief.
They exchanged experience on earthquakes, storms, floods and drought and other natural disasters and mitigation measures. Presentations included the mechanism of natural disasters, natural disasters and risk assessment techniques, natural disaster pre-plans, contingency planning, preparedness and early warning systems. Also early warning systems on natural disaster, information and communication technology (ICT) applications in natural disaster emergency management and emergency decision-making systems was addressed through different case studies.
K. Harald Drager (President of International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), Norway, said that disaster risk reduction, protection of social, economic and environmental development is the common challenges faced to all countries, and that "the concept of universal disaster reduction and mitigation measures will make the world more safe.” Knowing the experience and expertise in China in handling natural disasters, it is very important that this knowledge is shared with others. TIEMS invites Chinese experts to use TIEMS network for distributing this information, and likewise receive information through TIEMS network from other countries, as well, which is valuable for China in dealing with natural hazards.
Prof. QU Guosheng, (Deputy Director and Chief Engineer of National Earthquake Response Support Service, China Earthquake Administration (NERSS/CEA) and TIEMS Regional Director for Asia) said that this workshop provides a platform for the world wide multi-stakeholders, including scientists, engineers, enterprises and decision makers, and would further strengthen the ability of China and the developing countries which faces major disaster, to exchange the new achievements in natural disasters emergency management.
During the workshop, experts from different countries shared the information and experience in emergency management and rescue operation, and and exchanged how to improve the international and regional scale cooperation among countries in earthquake, flood, drought, typhoon, storm , etc.
This workshop organized by TIEMS, Disaster Mitigation Working Group, InterAcademy Panel (IAP), and China Association for Disaster Prevention (CADP), was hosted by: National Earthquake Response Support Service, China Earthquake Administration ((NERSS/CEA), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences ((IGSNRR/CAS). It was sponsored by: China Earthquake Administration (CEA), International Cooperation Bureau, Chinese Academy Of Sciences (CAS), and co-sponsored by Global Alliance for Enhancing Access To & Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, Global Alliance for ICT and Development and the United Nations ( Un GAID e-SDDC).
More than 25 websites and media reported this workshop in domestic of China and internationally, such as Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, SOHU, Science Time, Science Daily, Government of People’s Republic of China, et al. The workshop was a great success.
TIEMS 2007 Workshop in Croatia
The Workshop was a great meeting point of the delegates from the whole region of the South-Eastern Europe coming from the various governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in crisis management. About fifty delegates from Slovenia, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Italy, Chech Republic, Norway, Macedonia, Kosovo and Croatia, had an excellent opportunity to discuss particular current topics and aspects of crisis management, trying to share their experience and knowledge, improve their own national systems and redefine some of the crucial approaches in crisis management.
After the opening ceremony and welcome speeches given by the host, Mr. Ranko Britvic, RCADR director, and a significant speech by Mr. K. Harald Drager, TIEMS president, regarding PSC Europe Forum – An Important EU Inititative with Global Public Safety Agenda supported by TIEMS, the lectures followed one another and enabled the active participation of all the present.
The topics of the Workshop included the following issues:
- National Crisis Management systems: particularities, experiences, improvements, coordination
- South-east Europe – preparedness to crisis situations
- Decision-making process in rapidly emerging crisis
- Coordination in crisis situations of international proportions
- Operative forces and their organizatios
- Critical infrastructures
- Environmental disasters and crisis management
- Water resources management as a cause of crisis
- Climate changes
- Crisis management in cases of chemical-biological-technological accidents
- Humanitarian crises
- Terrorism and security
- Health emergencies and response
- Risk diminution – „good practices“
- The role of press & mass media in crisis situations
- Crisis management in cyberspace
- ICT – Information and Communication Technologies
- Assessment techniques for risk analysis
- Prevention, training and education
- Psychological and social approach in crisis situations
- Case studies and lessons learned
During the Workshop, course of the delegates underlined the necessity of the permanent regional cooperation and existance of the sustainable international coordination when/if a situation of crisis eventually appear. Also, they concluded that is necessary to establish a strong and vivid regional network including the organizations, institutions, operative forces and professionals of the crisis management.
TIEMS 2007 Workshop in Czech Republic
Cooperation in Emergency Management