On July 17,2002 Dr. Krimgold
contributed to the Panel Discussion 'Challenges for Humanitarian Assistance in the Last Decade and into the Future" on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182.The event was held in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium of the United Nations, New York.Dr. Krimgold
spoke on challenges in the area of natural disaster risk management.
On July 31, 2002 Dr. Krimgold
made a presentation of the DRM project "Microzonation for Earthquake Risk Mitigation" at the Second Annual IIASA-DPRI Meeting "Integrated Disaster Risk Management: Megacity Vulnerability and Resilience", held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
, Laxenburg, Austria.The meeting was co-sponsored by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University, Columbia University and the World Bank
...Co-Director Fred Krimgold made a presentation on comprehensive regional risk assessment and management at the 3rd Applied Services Economic Centre Seminar on Services in Manufacturing and Finance held in Toronto, Canada, April 18 - 19, 2002.
The Seminar was supported by the Geneva Association
contribution was part of a session on " Scenario Planning: Dealing with Risk and Vulnerability".The seminar brought together experts on supply chain management and risk management. Co-Director Fred Krimgold presented a discussion on "Vulnerability Assessment" at the Columbia-Wharton Roundtable "Risk Management in an Uncertain World" held at the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center in New York on April 12 - 13, 2002.
...Speakers included Congressman James Moran, DRM President Charles Steger, Ambassador Christian Blickensdorfer, DRM Program Advisor Heinrich Neukomm and DRM Co-Director Fred Krimgold.
...Co-Director Fred Krimgold participated in a United Nations Expert Workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on March 21 - 22, 2002.
The meeting was organized by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
(ISDR), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
(OCHA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
...Co-Director Fred Krimgold served as co-chairman of a NATO/Russia Joint Scientific and Technological Cooperation Advanced Research Workshop on the topic of "Vulnerability of Natural and Technogenic Sphere, Estimation of Integral Risks of Territories and Objects".
The Workshop was held at the State University of Management
in Moscow , January 28 - February 1, 2002.The workshop included representatives of six NATO countries and eight Russian research institutions.The workshop identified research topics of common interest which could provide the basis for future collaborative research. Co-Director Fred Krimgold presented an "Earthquake Case Study" at the NSF sponsored workshop on "Planning for the Unexpected".
...It was held September 10-11, 2001 at the Lyceum in Alexandria Virginia and chaired by Dr. Lamine Mili of CRIS and Dr. Frederick Krimgold of DRM.
...DRM Co-Director Frederick Krimgold was interviewed on CBS Television (Bryant Gumble, The Early Show, September 13,2001) on the structural failure of the towers of the World Trade Center and the feasibility of measures to reduce future risk.
...DRM Co-Director Dr. Frederick Krimgold participated in the August 30, 2001 meeting of the Endowment Committee of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute in Oakland, California.The Endowment Committee
has funded the development of an "Encyclopedia of Housing Construction Types in Seismically Prone Areas of the World" and a collaboration of the earthquake engineering community and the Public Agency Risk Management Association
(PARMA), two project of particular interest to DRM
...DRM Co-Director Dr. Frederick Krimgold presented a paper on the project work of DRM at the 9th International Federation of Automatic Control Symposium, "Large Scale Systems: Theory and Applications" in Bucharest, Romania, July 18-20, 2001.Prof. Kroeger, Dr. Adrian Gheorghe (both ETHZ KOVERS) and Dr. Krimgold briefed the President of Romania on the role of DRM in disaster risk management and potential collaboration with Romanian institutions.
...The seminar was co-chaired by Dr. Frederick Krimgold, DRM and Dr. Charles Bostian, CWT.
...DRM Co-Director Dr. Frederick Krimgold gave a presentation on the role of the corporate sector in disaster management, at the International Seminar on Disaster Management Plans, organized by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held May 11 and 12, 2001 in Mumbai, India.
...On February 6, 2001 Dr. Krimgold, Co-Director of DRM made a presentation to the Technical Advisory Group on Disaster Data Bases at a meeting organized by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters of the University of Louvain, Belgium.
The meeting was held at the World Bank
in Washington D.C.
January 2001 Co-Director, Dr. Frederick Krimgold made a presentation on the role of insurance in disaster mitigation with reference to the" Market Incentives for Mitigation Investment" project in Mexico.
The presentation was a part of the 2nd Caribbean Seminar on Disaster Management The Seminar was organized by the US Army
, Southern Command
and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency
.Co-Director of DRM, Dr. Frederick Krimgold made a presentation of current project work of DRM at the ProVention Consortium Conference "Innovations in Managing Catastrophic Risk: How can they help the poor?"
at the World Bank
on January 9, 2000 in Washington, D.C.
December 2000Co-Director of DRM, Dr. Frederick Krimgold represented DRM at the annual meeting of the International Institute for Critical Infrastructure (CRIS) held in Maui, Hawaii in December, 2000.
November 2000 Co-Directors, Juerg Hammer and Frederick Krimgold participated in the Semi-annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the World Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction in London, England on November 29-30, 2000.
...Dr. Krimgold and Dr. Hammer made a presentation of the organization and the work of the World Institute for Disaster Risk Management to the Association of Diplomatic Science Councilors at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C. on November 15, 2000.
...Co-Director, Dr. Frederick Krimgold served as co-chairman for a NATO/Russia seminar on "Forecasting and Prevention of Catastrophes" which was held in Moscow, Russia on October30-November1, 2000.
...Presentations were given by Dr. Stephan Bieri, CEO ETH-Rat, on the objectives of DRM and its resources in Switzerland, by Dr. Helga Nowotny on the principles of sustainable risk management, by Dr. Veronika Stoeckli, on recent natural disaster in Switzerland and abroad, by Dr. Charles Steger, President Virginia Tech, on DRM in Alexandria, by Dr. Frederick Krimgold, Co-Director DRM, on risk prevention organizations, by Dr. Juerg Hammer, designated Co-Director, on approach and strategy of DRM, by Ulrich Bremi, President of Swiss Re, on the role of insurance and capital market in disaster risk management.