We need champions to understand disaster risk
Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 10:55
Organizer: GEO-Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories initiative GEO-GSNL; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – INGV, Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale – CIMA, Goma Volcano Observatory, Iceland Civil Protection, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security – UNU-EHS / Eurac Research
|In this event we aim to show how scientific collaboration and investments in innovation and research are fundamental to understand Disaster Risk and thus are essential components of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.|
Risk “champions” are successful projects or initiatives which bring innovation and collaboration into the process of risk understanding. We will discuss their experiences and show the difference they have made, often using a bottom up approach.
The first part of the event includes ignite presentations of risk “champions”, showing innovation in different sectors and case studies as:
– How regional collaboration can be organized for the provision of “standardized” situational awareness information to institutional users ( the ARISTOTLE project experience)
– How technological and process innovation can lead to better flood protection and can open the market to new risk financing products (the CIMA EDRIFT project in Myanmar)
– How global collaboration and open science can support hazard and risk assessment in the second poorest country in the world (the Goma Volcano Observatory experience)
– How a government can exploit state of the art scientific information in disaster response (the Iceland Civil Protection experience)
– How dynamic exposure evaluation of populations, taking into consideration movements of people during the day / night / weekend / seasons, can improve the risk assessment (UNU-EHS / Eurac Research)
The second part of the event is a discussion with the audience aiming to inspire new ideas and stimulate new approaches to risk reduction.