There is not enough scientific evidence to assist professionals and organizations to make the best decisions to reduce drowning by applying effective solutions. The multidisciplinary nature of drowning research demands improved coordination across various agendas and sectors and according to WHO “further research can do much to clarify key issues and should be actively supported”, this being one of the 10 actions to help prevent drowning worldwide.
The International Drowning Researcher Alliance (IDRA) is established as an international scientific network devoted to all aspects of the use of quantitative and qualitative methods in drowning research to promote safety in and around water environments. IDRA will provide a vital link between researchers and those involved in the management and prevention of drowning.
Network of worldwide drowning experts working non-profit to share knowledge, to identify what kind of research is being carried out and to establish and develop an international research strategic plan.