WORLD ADOBE FORUM

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This website is still under development.  This interface is designed to introduce the World Adobe Forum and to encourage your involvement, ideas and suggestions.  We are currently seeking submissions in each of the key subject areas:

...as well as general feedback in relation to the format of the reports, the layout of the website, and any other comments and suggestions.  Please send all feedback to: worldadobeforum@eeri.org

We appreciate your support and patience as we develop the website further...

 

Welcome to the World Adobe Forum!

The World Adobe Forum is an exciting new medium for the sharing of information related to adobe research and application, focusing on understanding and reducing seismic vulnerability.

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Objectives

The main objective of the forum is to provide a medium for the sharing of information related to improved-adobe research and application. As this information becomes more widely available, a number of direct benefits are envisaged, including:

  • Increased exposure and profile for adobe research and application;
  • Improved exchange of ideas, questions, concerns, problems and solutions between the different stakeholders (beneficiaries, practitioners, supporters, researchers);
  • Greater consistency of testing, and therefore greater confidence and compatibility of results;
  • Increased opportunity to learn lessons about which testing and construction methods are practical and effective, and which methods require further research and improvement;
  • Enhanced capacity to more effectively identify future research needs and the resources required to respond to these needs;
  • A foundation for the preparation of updated construction guidelines for safer adobe construction.

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Scope

The forum includes summary papers from areas related to adobe within a seismic context, including:

Contributions encompass social and technical, academic and practical aspects of adobe, and focus on the processes and outcomes (inclusive of successes, lessons learned, problems and solutions).

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Stakeholders

The World Adobe Forum is designed to support the needs and contributions of a variety of stakeholders. Visitors to the site will be able to access practical, up-to-date information, as well as provide valuable feedback based on their own experiences. The forum will provide a direct link between different stakeholder groups (e.g. beneficiaries, practitioners, supporters, researchers, donors) such that practical solutions can be effectively implemented and future research needs can be discussed and addressed. This link is necessary to more effectively identify and address the challenges which exist and make positive advances.

The World Adobe Forum relies on the involvement and support of a large number of adobe advocates and experts from around the world.  Additional members with interest and experience in this field are welcome.

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Means & Process

The forum will be a web-based interface, coupled with the existing EERI–IAEE World Housing Encyclopedia (www.world-housing.net/). Authors will download a report template (see Submission Process) which will provide a framework for report content and ensure consistency of format and presentation of key information. Authors will complete the relevant sections and submit the report for review. Reports  will be then posted on the website. Contributions are being sought from around the world, with submissions initially welcome in both English and Spanish. (Other languages will be considered if demand and support are available.) As interest and involvement in the forum increases an online discussion board will be established to facilitate discourse related to submissions on the website, as well as other associated matters.

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Outcomes

It is envisaged that the World Adobe Forum will become the premier global adobe information hub, covering the full spectrum of adobe–related information from around the world. Interested stakeholders will be able to access up-to-date, relevant information, follow links to obtain further details about specific areas of interest, and engage in meaningful discussion with others. It is hoped that via the World Adobe Forum this valuable information will be more effectively transferred to application in the field, making inroads in the challenge to reduce the vulnerability of adobe houses in high risk areas around the world.

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Designed and created by Dominic Dowling and Lisa Keys-Mathews

Last update: 6 October 2005 (DD)

For feedback and enquiries please contact: worldadobeforum@eeri.org