The conference INTERPRAEVENT is the professional congress in the field of preventive protection against natural disasters. The first conference took place 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.
2024 the international conference will be held for the ninth time in Austria and for the first time in Vienna. The INTERPRAEVENT 2024 takes place from 10.-13. June 2024 in the Conference Centre Hofburg Vienna.
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?”.
INTERPRAEVENT is an International Research Society based in Klagenfurt (Austria). It is considered to be “the expert network for the protection from natural hazards”. The organisation was founded 1968 in Austria after the extreme flood disasters and provides a framework for experts from science, practice and administration. The members of INTERPRAEVENT include public authorities, regions, communities, research institutions and private organisations.
The research society INTERPRAEVENT ensures a constant international exchange of information and contributes actively to the further development of the preventive protection against natural disasters. The international conference INTERPRAEVENT is an important part of the research association to strengthen the international cooperation, connect scientists and practitioners, discuss the latest developments and exchange knowledge and experience.