Information published on 2 April 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 392.

1st UIC Conference on Natural Disaster Management of Railway Systems (Taipei, 14 – 16 May 2014)

The first UIC Conference on Natural Disaster Management of Railway Systems will be taking place in Taipei from 14 – 16 May 2014. This conference will provide attendees an in-depth understanding and discussion of issues concerning the management and possible countermeasures for various natural disasters on railway systems. The conference will provide a well-structured platform to facilitate information exchange and experience sharing for these challenging events.

During this event, practitioners and experts with background in a variety of railway systems and professional/academic institutions from around the world will contribute as keynote speakers and plenary session presenters. Topics to be addressed in several plenary/technical sessions are disaster prevention/mitigation, disaster preparedness, and emergency responses for railway systems. These topics will be fully discussed during the two-day conference. A technical visit of site installations will be arranged for the third day of the conference.

An important goal of this conference is to create an opportunity for current and prospective railway operators and their management teams to evaluate their approaches to address natural hazards and to define improvements to their effective management of such natural hazards. All participants are encouraged to take advantage of this informative programme to advance their expertise on natural disaster management and to use networking opportunities offered by this conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Taipei from 14 – 16 May 2014.

The brochure is available here:

http://uic.org/com/IMG/pdf/brochure_1st_uic_conference_on_natural_disaster_management_for_railway_systems_taipei_14-16_may_2014.pdf

All information available at: http://www.uic.org/spip.php?article3231