The conference INTERPRAEVENT is the professional congress in the field of preventive protection against natural disasters. The first conference took place in 1967 in Austria. Since 2000, the conference has been held every two years, alternating between Europe and the Pacific region. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, the congress has always connected research and practice. It provides a platform for an intensive professional discussion on the latest developments and scientific work on prevention of natural hazards. The oral presentations also include a students award. Furthermore, the conference offers a poster exhibition and field trips to various topics in natural hazard and risk management in the surrounding of Vienna. The exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience is a key value of the INTERPRAEVENT.
Global warming and its massive impact on extreme natural disasters is one of the main challenges of our era. Traditional concepts of hazard prevention or disaster management are no longer sufficient in the present, global climatic change requires sustainable social adaptation processes for the protective system. The conference INTERPRAEVENT 2024 is addressing this issue under the overall theme: “Natural hazards in a changing climate – How to manage risks under global warming?”.
The conference INTERPRAEVENT is the upcoming event of the European and Pacific research community in the field of preventive protection against natural disasters which takes place biannually, alternating between Europe and the Pacific Region. It provides a platform for an intensive professional discussion on the latest developments and scientific work on prevention of natural hazards.