DAY ONE: the conference will bring stakeholders together for an overview of early successes in programme progress and further discussion on innovative tools being used for risk mitigation and emergency preparedness
DAY TWO: the conference will focus specifically on Urban Rivers and Resilience, highlighting international examples of effective interventions and outlining the Msimbazi Charrette process in detail. Additional sessions will be held on Engaging Communities for Risk Reduction as well as ensuring Resilience for the Next Generation.
URTZ 2018 will happen in conjunction with the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference, an international gathering of the open source community - comprised of one full week of presentations and practical workshops related to this topic. More information on FOSS4G.
Support will be provided by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery’s Understanding Risk, a global community of experts and practitioners with interest in the field of disaster risk identification, specifically risk assessment and risk communication. More information on UR.