# Risk communication

Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tourmaline 207 identify · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · data · earth observations Every year floods in the Msimbazi River Valley in Dar es Salaam result in deaths and millions of dollars…

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Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making

Objective: The objective of this two-day masterclass is to familiarize participants with the transformative impact that successfully designed and implemented user-centric digital platforms-tools can deliver for spatial decision-making and risk management. The focus will be on public sector governance applications concerned with strategic planning and zoning, budgeting, delivery, and feedback for better living environments and…

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Understanding the anatomy of DARAJA: How to construct the ne plus ultra of inclusive city / community forecasting and early warning systems

How would you go about creating a forecasting and early warning system in which the principles of inclusivity and co-design are applied to the absolute maximum? The Understanding the Anatomy of DARAJA Workshop will allow participants to deconstruct a weather and climate services project supported by the Met Office and Climate KIC that won…

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Climate and design collaborative studio

From conducting user research, design and systems thinking, to creating products and platforms for risk communication—the field of Science and other disciplines often borrow from the Design discipline without actually knowing the rigor it entails. Many people talk about prioritizing user needs and user centric design, but just having ‘better workshops’ and ‘more interactive user…

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Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it

   Monday, November 30: 14.00 – 17.00 Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut itPeridot 206 Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit communicatE · risk communication Information alone in insufficient for prompting action in regard to the reduction of risk. Cognitive biases, blind-spots, and social norms are just some of the ways that…

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Reaching vulnerable communities faster: A hands-on exercise to explore how to improve information flows for humanitarian decision-makers

The ability to create climate hazard monitoring products has proliferated thanks to an increase in the availability of satellite data, the internet of things, other big data and the technology to analyze it. However, the ability to interpret and to ultimately use this data for measuring risk and impact on vulnerable populations remains a significant…

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Telling a story that can change the world: Hands-on workshop with ArcGIS StoryMaps

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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Access the past and foretell the future: Peering into the crystal ball of early action

From earth observations and weather forecasts to machine learning and predictive modeling, the science and technology of today enables people and organizations to collect decades of data and improve our understanding of future risks. Whether we are preparing to host displaced populations, anticipating destructive floods, alerting urban inhabitants to take action to protect themselves against…

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Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts

he concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national partnerships to global-to-local-systems of systems to software applications in operational emergency management centres.
This makes it a challenge to strengthen such systems, measure their effectiveness, and report on progress. What…

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Using geospatial tools for nature-based solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks: A hands-on workshop session

Ecosystems in general and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in particular are increasingly recognized for their role in reducing disaster risk and the harmful impacts of climate change.
Mangroves, sea grasses and corals have been proven to reduce wave energy and related impacts from storm surges; forests and other vegetation can reduce landslide susceptibility by removing excessive…

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The Meguro Method: A public engagement technique to improve disaster preparedness

If you cannot imagine it, you cannot prepare for it. Using the disaster imagination tool developed by distinguished Professor Meguro at University of Tokyo, a leading hub of innovation around disaster risk reduction and management, participants in this dynamic and interactive workshop will be led through realistic disaster scenarios to personally visualize, plan, prepare and…

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