UCL – UR2018 Risk Comms Pressure Cooker Blog

UCL – UR2018 Risk Comms Pressure Cooker Blog

July 16, 2018 5:42 pm
On the 14th May 2018 I found myself in a room in the beautiful Palacio de Mineria in Meixco City. Me and 34 other young researchers from various different disciplines were there to be part of the first 24-hour Pressure Cooker...
The best bad song I ever heard

The best bad song I ever heard

July 6, 2018 4:17 pm
"I’ve never been more moved by such a jarring cacophony of music. At the 2018 Understanding Risk Forum, I was treated to a performance by the Climate Music Project – a collaborative of scientists and gifted musicians that have come together to leverage music as an instrument for communicating climate risk."
Coping with disasters: advancing disaster risk financing strategies in the Caribbean

Coping with disasters: advancing disaster risk financing strategies in the Caribbean

May 31, 2018 9:29 pm
In a few weeks, hurricane season in the Caribbean will begin again. So, how can vulnerable countries cope with these disasters? One solution is incorporating disaster risk management principles into development planning. Identifying the countries’ disaster risk; working to reduce this risk; actively preparing for disasters; implementing disaster risk financing mechanisms; and reconstructing in resilient ways.