New Emergency Management in a Resilience Era Facing Health, Climate and Energy Challenges

By Pau Costa Foundation

7 December 2021 to 8 December 2021
Fire/landscape management engagement with research

7-8 December 2021, France (Paris) 


The TIEMS 2021 annual conference will take place either physically in France (Paris) on December 7th and 8th with live broadcasting system. Depending on the evolution of the health situation in France, it could be held virtually from 6th to 10th December. 


The emergency management community faces an intense and difficult present with the longterm COVID-19 crisis and must prepare itself and the people for the challenges and opportunities the future holds. Major issues such as health, climate and energy have real potential to reshape the way they operate and interact. Emergency management will require to build or enhance new approaches, tools and capabilities to meet these challenges. Indeed, disaster and emergency management planning must integrate projections for more frequent and intense weather changes and phenomena. Significant long-term social benefits and cost savings can be made with strategic investments in disaster prevention, such as climate resilient infrastructures. Furthermore, how to include citizens preparedness, make them take into account and make them part of a genuine culture of resilience?


Public safety and security, public health, and all disaster management organizations first responders need to work collaboratively and still be more resilient tomorrow than today by monitoring, anticipating, responding and learning. TIEMS 2021 Annual Conference main topic is: “New Emergency Management in a Resilience Era Facing Health, Climate and Energy Challenges” The following topics will be discussed (not limited): ▪ Innovative models and tools to optimize resources, anticipate events or deal with unexpected problems ▪ New key actors and partnerships to create or improve crisis response ▪ Smart and resilient cities towards health, climate and energy challenges ▪ Climate and energy change and adaptation of rescue and response forces ▪ COVID-19 and future health challenges towards adaptation of rescue and response forces ▪ New resilience policies: How institutions can act towards a shared agenda for action ▪ Citizen’s preparedness: how to make them part of a genuine culture of resilience ▪ AI, new technologies and cybersecurity in new emergency management ▪ Safety and security of (new) energies for first responders ▪ Other subjects related to the previous topics Two types of abstracts can be submitted to one of the tracks above: • Completed or ongoing academic research (max 1000 words). • Practitioners talk (from 200 to 500 words): we strongly encourage submissions describing real-world experiences and case studies and lessons learnt for this TIEMS conference. Once submitted, all articles will be distributed for evaluation among the pool of reviewers according to their domain of expertise and the topics addressed by the paper. Practitioner submissions will be reviewed according to relevance and ability to contribute to discussions rather than by standard academic criteria. Accepted papers will be organized in conference sessions that will be distributed among the tracks. Please, to submit an abstract for a Paper or Poster, using Easy Chair