The Organizing Committee of the 43rd World Habitat Congress IAHS2020, in agreement with the authorities of the city of Cochabamba and the highest Bolivian academic authorities, after the fires that, for more than two months have been burning wide areas of the country, being the area currently affected by an area of ​​35,000,000,000 m2 (thirty-five billion square meters) and with more than 2,500,000 (two million five hundred thousand) dead animals, many some endangered species, express its solidarity with the Bolivian people and mother earth postponing the work of Congress for the second half of the month of March 2020, the same that according to schedule were scheduled for the next 7,8,9 and October 10, 2019.

All scientific papers received to date will be entered in VOLUME 1 and published on the institutional website with the corresponding ISBN code. They will be available from the last week of October.

The Scientific Committee, in support of the affected territories, calls on all researchers, professors, students and technicians to present scientific papers on the following topics:

  1. Prevention and Reduction of Forest Fires.
  2. Climate Change and Environmntal Planning.
  3. Techniques and methodologies for the reduction of natural and anthropogenic disasters.
  4. National Regional Regulation of Civil Defense and Civil Protection.
  5. Smart City and Automation.

Those congress attendees who have made the payment and their registration record may submit new papers at no additional cost, the papers that arrive from the date of the date will be entered in the VOLUME 2.

Both VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 will be distributed free of charge to all relevant agencies in the areas of interest.

The Scientific Committee, through its academic and scientific components, provides assistance to the City and Mayor’s Office of Cochabamba and the Plurinational State of Bolivia through possible agreements for the realization of specific projects and actions, all non-profit, maintaining and respecting the philosophy of the IAHS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOUSING SCIENCE.

The organizing committee assures all the congress attendees who have bought the air ticket through the agreement with BOA (Boliviana de Aviación) the recovery of the same and the emission for the new date without additional cost.