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What is Understanding Risk?
UR is a global community of 8,000+ 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.
Join us May 14-18, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico at the stunning Palacio de Minería for the fifth global UR forum. The first two days are dedicated to side events, and the following three days (May 16 – 18) make up the main conference.
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- Satellites, machine learning and community intelligence: Flood risk data on the fly
- Assessing and communicating risk to cultural heritage: The future of preserving the past
- Early warning for early action: Forewarned and forearmed
- Learning from business risk analyses: Tying the knot
- Communicating earth observation data: A picture is worth a thousand actions
- Flying robots: Collecting, delivering and analyzing geoinformation using UAVs
- Small islands: Innovations in understanding risk
- Communicating volcanic risk: Lava, eruptions and uncertainty
- Assessing urban flood risk: Going with the flow
- The risk information value chain: Data, science, narrative and action
- Selecting the best satellite-derived risk tool: Mining the sky for decision-making
- Understanding cascading events: Earth, wind and fire
- Risk assessments in infrastructure planning: Learning from failure
- The future of risk modeling
- Big data: Innovations in disaster risk financing
- Computer vision and machine learning: From cat videos to CAT modeling
- Risks in the digital age: Learning from cyber security
- Human cognitive biases: The root of irrational risk decisions
- Communicating risk: Approaches for parametric insurance
- A conversation on Geoengineering: Altering the planet, envisioning risk financing mechanisms
- Learning from Mexico’s experience: From 1985 to 2017
- UR Story: Narrative and risk
- Community engagement: Raising awareness and driving action
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