Welcome Letter

Dear participants:

May 5 2013
tanThe APRU symposium series on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim will hold its ninth symposium from 28-29 October 2013 at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The 9th APRU symposium is hosted by the Center for Weather Climate and Disaster Research (WCDR) at National Taiwan University, and it aims to convene scholars and experts from the country around the Pacific Rim. The inter-disciplinary knowledge on multi-hazard researches can be exchanged and shared through APRU collaboration. The symposium will focus on related topics of multi-hazards induced by extreme weather, earthquake, volcanic activity and haze pollution. Other issues are also included such as advanced monitoring and forecasting techniques, risk assessment, disaster health and emergency management, and education on disaster reduction. All the participants are encouraged to join discussion and exchange experience throughout the symposium.


In Taipei, I believe the participants will enjoy the atmosphere and experience rich traditional arts such as National Palace Museum and natural scenery of Taiwan. Of course, we also schedule a one-day or two-day post-conference field trip for the participants to visit the Yuansantze Flood Diversion Works in the Taipei Flood Plan, the Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park and the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan. Once again, I welcome you to join the 9th APRU symposium on multi-hazards. If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon.


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Yih-Chi Tan

Chair, the 9th APRU Symposium on Multi-hazards Organizing Committee
Director, Professor of the Center for Weather Climate and Disaster Research (WCDR), National Taiwan University