The conference will be held in English and Romanian. Translation will be available for these two languages.
Devastating wildfires, earthquakes and floods in Europe in recent years and a growing recognition of how climate change and aging infrastructure and buildings will exacerbate risk, have highlighted a need to accelerate action towards the identification and management of disaster and climate risks. The Understanding Risk Europe forum will provide a platform for the public and private sector, local, national and regional institutions, non-governmental organizations, academia and media to build partnerships and to share knowledge and best practices.
/ Assessing and addressing the fiscal and economic impacts of natural disasters: recent experiences and innovations on country for financial resilience
/ Managing earthquake risk at a national scale: from strategic planning to on-the-ground actions
/ Leveraging regional systems to improve national forecasting and early warning of weather-related hazards
/ Community engagement, raising awareness and driving action
/ Challenges and opportunities for assessing flood risks
/ Private Sector and Business Continuity: Preparing for and Managing Disasters
/ Determining disaster and climate impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable and optizmizing solutions for resilience
/ Scaling Up Safer and Quality Learning Environments
/ Building urban resilience – integrating climate and disaster risks into urban development
/ Critical Infrastructure risks and why investing in resilience makes financial sense
/ Assessing and Managing Risk to Cultural Heritage: Preserving the Past for the Future
/ Innovations in Geospatial Data Collection and Analytics: Shaping the Future of Understanding the Built Environment
/ Assessing and managing disaster threats
/ An urgent matter in our homes: tackling challenges of earthquake risk reduction in the housing sector at scale
What is Understanding Risk?
UR is a global community of 9,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification.
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