Keynote Speaker

Official opening by:
Dato’ Sri Dr. James Dawos Mamit,
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

Keynote Speaker:-
Prof. Dr. Cees van Westen,
Director of United Nations University, UNU-DRM Centre for Spatial Analysis and Disaster Risk Management
Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Enschede, sthe Netherlands

Global climate change, urbanization, and environmental degradation substantially increase our exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards. Therefore, it is crucial to systematically establish persistent policy, institutional and methodological framework with the support of new geospatial technology for a comprehensive disaster risk analysis and assessment.
The use of advanced and modern mapping techniques has revolutionized disaster management cycles for susceptibility, hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessment, risk reduction planning, disaster preparedness, damage assessment and post-disaster analysis at local, regional and global scales.
The ISMHR 2015: International Symposium on Multi-Hazard and Risk 2015 has the overall aim of bringing together stakeholders, decision makers, policy makers, prominent figure, leading academic scientists, researchers, and the public to explicitly discuss and advance our understanding on disaster risks focusing on landslides and floods in a changing environment.
This professional event also deals with the multi-hazard risk analysis, assessment and evaluation from natural and human induced, e.g. geological hazard, hydro-meteorological hazards, environmental hazards, and technological hazards. It provides the premier trans-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary forum for federal- and state government officers at different hierarchies, academicians, and researchers to interactively discuss the possible problems and solutions in the entire process of multi-hazard risk assessment.


Dato’ Zakaria Mohamad
Project Manager – National Slope Hazard and Risk Mapping Project
Director, Department of Mineral and Geoscience (Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan) Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira
Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative
Institute for Environment and Development
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Prof. Ir. Dr. Hjh. Zainab Mohamed
Geotechnical Engineering and Risk Management
Institute for Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Management
Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia

Prof Emeritus Dr. H.D Tjia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Azlan Adnan
Research Head, Engineering Seismology and
Earthquake Engineering Research, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin
Department of Geology, Faculty of Science and Technology, 
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr. Eng. Le Quoc Hung
Manager, VIGMR’s Stated-Funded Landslide Project
Vietnam Institute Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi Vietnam

Ir. Dr. Surono
Head of Geological Agency of Indonesia
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Dr. Seree Supratid
Leading Disaster Expert and Flood Analyst of Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Enrico Paringit
University of the Philippines Diliman
Geospatial World Excellence in Policy Implementation Award for DREAM-LiDAR 3D Mapping; Nationwide operational Assessment for Hazards - Flood & Storm Surge

Ir. Ahmad Redza Ghulam Rasool
Director, Local Government Department,
Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Malaysia

Tn. Hj. Norhafifi Ismail
Director, Policy Planning and Coordination, Malaysia Civil Defense Department Malaysia

Eriko Motoyama
SlopeWatch Program Director
A Community Based Organization on Landslides and Slope Safety

Ir. Hj. Zafrul Fazry Mohd Fauzi
Head of Slope Division, Engineering Department
Ampang Jaya Municipality Council, Kuala Lumpur


1.       IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (Italy) & RDG Supply Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)*
2.       Topcon South Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) & Topcon Instruments   (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
3.       RIEGL Vienna (Austria) & GPS Lands (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
4.       VWorld SAS (France)

Prof Cees van Westen

Keynote speech 1 (23-03-2015)

  • Multi-Hazard and Risk Assessment: Why it is so difficult?

Keynote speech 2 (24-03-2015)

  • Spatial Analysis and Disaster Risk Management: Retrospective and Future Direction

Dato' Zakaria

  • Slope and Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessment: A Technological Perspective

Prof Joy Jacqueline 

  • Cascading Hazards in a Changing Climate

Prof Ir Dr Zainab

  • Geotechnical Risk and Sustainable Practices: Lesson Learned and A Way Forward

Tn Hj. Hafifi Hj Ismail

  • Community Based Disaster Preparedness in Malaysia - Issues and Challenges

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin

  • Large-Scale Landslides - Some Case Studies from Malaysia

Prof Tjia

  • Recognizing Active Geological Features in Southeast Asia, focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia

Dr Eng Le Quoc Hung

  • Investigation, Assessment and Warning Zonation of Landslides in the Mountainous Regions of Vietnam

Dr Seree Supratid

  • Assessment of CMIP3-CMIP5 Climate Models and Implication of Flood Vulnerability of Bangkok


  • Different Communities, Different Approaches in Landslide Risk Reduction—Effecting Changes in Behaviour and Understanding

Ir Zafrul

  • Approach, Issues and Challenges on Hillslopes Development in Local Authority Perspectives

Ir Ahmad Redza

  • Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government's (KPKT) Role and Initiatives for Better Slope Management in Local Government Areas

Dr Enrico Paringit

  • 3D Mapping for Flood Hazard Assessment: Approaches and Challenges in the Philippines

Prof Azlan Adnan

  • Disaster Management and Mitigation for Earthquakes: Are We Ready?