Cancellation of the AIWEST-DR 2020

Dear Researchers, Students, and Disaster Practitioners

Due to recent Novel Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19), Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) of Universitas Syiah Kuala, together with collaborating institutions, have decided to cancel the 2020 Aceh International Workshop and Expo on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster Recovery (the 13th AIWEST-DR).

Up to this announcement, there is no confirmed COVID-19 patient in Aceh. Nevertheless, the number of the reported cases in Indonesia is now starting to significantly increase. As this virus has been declared as a global pandemic, we realize it will be much difficult for us to conduct the event and also it will be also difficult for scientists, researchers, students, and disaster practitioners to participate in this event. Therefore, we now announce the cancellation with thanks to all interested participants. Also, TDMRC would like to thank to International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) of Tohoku University and Disaster Research & Response Center (DRRC) of Universitas Indonesia who have been active as our partners throughout initial preparation of AIWEST-DR 2020.

The next AIWEST-DR will be announced in due course. We pray we all can pass this hardship period very soon with minimum impacts. Thank you very much.



Banda Aceh, March 18 2020

Head of Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC)

Universitas Syiah Kuala,


Prof. Dr. Khairul Munadi, ST., M.Eng