Oct 20, 2023
Risk KAN Webinar: Compound Events Group
 
Nov 2nd, 21:00 UTC/17:00 EDT/22:00 CET/08:00 Nov 3rd AEDT
Charuni Pathmeswaran (UNSW)
Double trouble: Exploring potential links between co-occurring terrestrial and marine heatwaves in Australia
Nina Ridder (Suncorp Australia)
Innovating insurance: Towards the implementation of compound events in natural peril pricing
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Sept 27, 2023
Risk KAN Webinar: Past4future Group
 
October 9th, 14:00 UK/15:00 CEST/ 18:30 IST
Prof. Anindya Sarkar (Department of Geology and Geophysics and Head, National Stable Isotope Facility, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)
How monsoon and megadrought shaped the rise and fall of a Harappan city Dholavira?
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Sep 4, 2023
Risk KAN Webinar: Compound Events Group
 
Sep 12th, 14:00 UTC/16:00 CEST/10:00 EDT
Dirk Eilander (VU Amsterdam)
Combining statistical, hydrodynamic and impact modelling for compound flood risk analysis
Cathryn Birch (U Leeds)
(topic) Tropical humid heat: Meteorology and risks
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July 6, 2023
Risk KAN Webinar: Compound Events Group
 
July 20th, 14:00 UTC/16:00 CEST/10:00 EDT
Andrew Kruczkiewicz (research associate at Columbia University and climate-risk adviser at the Red Cross Climate Centre)
Compound extremes in humanitarian contexts: Understanding, managing and preparing for current and future events
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June 2, 2023
Risk KAN Webinar: Metabolic Risks on Islands Working Group
 
June 19th, 11AM EST/4PM GMT
Emily Wilkinson (ODI, UK)
What’s history got to do with it? Colonialism, structural vulnerabilities and risk accumulation in Small Island Developing States
Moderation: Simron Singh (Uni Waterloo, Canada)
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24 May 2023
Risk KAN Webinar: Working Group Critical Infrastructure
 
May 25th, 2PM CEST
Elco Koks (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Unsolved problems in critical infrastructure: future directions
Alexander Fekete (TH Cologne)
Critical Infrastructure: Gaps in interdependency analyses and impact chains in society
Watch the recording!
 

21 April 2023
3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World: Addressing Compound and Multi-Hazard Risk
 
Save the date!!! June 12 – 14, 2024 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Waiting list sign up
 

03 April 2023

Risk KAN Webinar: Climate Risk Modelling and Management

April 18th 4PM CEST
Michael Barnett Assistant Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business
How Should Climate Change Uncertainty Impact Social Valuation and Policy?
Watch the recording

02 March 2023

Risk KAN SC members help to review Report for the Mid-Term Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr. Jo-Ting Huang-Lachmann and Prof. Dr. América Bendito were invited as part of the UN Scientific and Technological Community Major Group convened by ISC to be the reviewers for the Mid-Term Report.
You can download the report here

12 April 2023

Risk KAN Webinar: Working Group Compound Events

April 18th 4PM CEST/10 AM EDT
Virginia Murray (UK Health Security Agency)
UNDRR-ISC Hazard Information Profiles and their use in documenting hazards
Watch the recording

15 February 2023

Risk KAN Early Warning Systems Working Group

March 29th 09:00 CET
Dr John Handmer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Australian National University (ANU)
Improving warning systems through community action
Register here

11 December 2022

Risk KAN Steering Committee members Sirkku Juhola and Kai Kornhuber participated in panel discussion (Dec 5) during SRA conference 2022

Find more information here

10 December 2022

Risk KAN on KATRIMA webpage of the German government

www.KATRIMA.de (Katastrophenrisikomanagement)

You can find our network now on the official German webpage on disaster risk management

15 November 2022

Publication: Extreme Events in Human Evolution: From the Pliocene to the Anthropocene

EDITED BY : Huw Groucutt, Amy Prendergast and Felix Riede
PUBLISHED IN: Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Extreme Events in Human Evolution: From the Pliocene to the Anthropocene

25 October 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Systems Working Group

November 03rd 14:00 UTC
Andrew Tupper (Natural Hazard Consulting, Melbourne)
It’s not all about the weather – strategies for connecting the natural hazards in multi-hazard early warning systems
Watch the recording here

25 October 2022

Risk KAN Compound Events Group

November 03rd 14:00 UTC
Katharine Mach (University of Miami)
Advancing complex systems approaches toward equity, actionable knowledge, and principles for governance
Kelly Hereid (Liberty Mutual)
Climate risk and adaptation in the built environment
Watch the recording here

25 October 2022

Risk KAN Compound Events Group

November 03rd 14:00 UTC
Katharine Mach (University of Miami)
Advancing complex systems approaches toward equity, actionable knowledge, and principles for governance
Kelly Hereid (Liberty Mutual)
Climate risk and adaptation in the built environment
Watch the recording here

28 October 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Systems Group

November 27th 9:00 AM CET
Dr. Andrew Tupper (Natural Hazard Consulting, Melbourne)
It’s not all about the weather: strategies for connecting the natural hazards in multi-hazard early warning systems

Watch the recording here

30 September 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Systems Working Group

October 27th 16:00 CEST
Dr. Thirze Hermans (University of Leeds): Exploring the integration of local and scientific knowledge in early warning systems for disaster risk reduction: a review

Watch the recording on youtube

10 October 2022

Risk KAN Compound Events Group

October 19th 14:00 UTC (16:00 CEST)
Ilana Otto (University of Graz) & Cornelia Auer (PIK) on cascading climate change impacts and nonlinear system responses; conceptual and methodological approaches that can be used for them; and empirical examples from the CASCADES project

You can find the recording here

07 September 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Systems Working Group

September 29th 16:00 CEST
Dr. Trevor Girard (Risklayer): Effective communication of disaster response information

Watch the webinar on youtube

26 July 2022

AGU 2022, Session NH025 – Understanding and Modeling Complex Risks in Coupled Human-Environment Systems

December 12st – December 16rd 2022
Chicago, Il, USA

26 July 2022

AGU 2022, Session NH007 – Compound, Consecutive, and Cascading Events: Challenges for Risk Assessment and Management of Multi-hazards

December 12st – December 16rd 2022
Chicago, Il, USA
Plus Meet up: Dec 15, 6.30 – 8.00PM at the Hilton (Marquette Room)

Session Description

7 July 2022

Herrenhausen Conference 2023: Climate Related Systemic Risks: Lessons Learned from Covid-19

June 21st – June 23rd 2023
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Volkswagen Stiftung conference webpage

10 August 2022

Risk KAN Compound Events Working Group

September 13th 14:00 UTC
P. Ward (VU Amsterdam)
MYRIAD-EU: a pilot project for multi-hazard, multi-sector, and systemic risk management

You can watch the recording here

07 July 2022

Herrenhausen Conference 2023: Climate crisis and systemic risks: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

June 21st – June 23rd 2023
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Registration open

Early Career Researchers: Application closed

22 June 2022

Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning

Golding, B. (edit.) Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning. Bridging Disciplinary Gaps through Partnership and Communication. Met Office 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98989-7

Download Book here

20 May 2022

Risk KAN Compound Extremes Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 30th June at 14:00 UTC (10:00 EDT/16:00 CET)

Speaker
Anaïs Couasnon (VU Amsterdam)
Addressing challenges in multi-hazard decision-making with modeling and risk-simulation games and
Greg Yetman (Columbia U)
Hazard event interactions: Data for planning and select examples

Recording onn youtube

20 May 2022

Risk KAN Compound Extremes Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Monday 06th June at 14:00 UTC (10:00 EDT/16:00 CET)

Speaker
Beth Tellman (U Arizona);
Understanding flood risk from space: Opportunities to adapt to changing risk and catalyze climate justice

Recording on youtube

06 May 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 19th May at 16:00 CET

Speaker
Dr Avi Baruch (Previsico);
New approaches to surface water flood forecasting

Recording on youtube

22 April 2022

Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

Tuesday 19th April

Speaker
Markus Reichstein holds a talk on “Existential Risk emerging from systemic and compound risk?” at the Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

11 April 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 28th April at 16:00 CEST

Speaker
Dr Brian Golding and Dr Joanne Robbins (UK Met Office) and Dr Anna Scolobig (University of Geneva);
Towards the “perfect” weather warning: bridging disciplinary gaps through partnership and communication

Recording on youtube

22 March 2022

Risk KAN Compound Events Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Tuesday 5th April at 14:00 UTC (10:00 EDT/16:00 CET)

Speaker
Maurizio Mazzoleni (VU Amsterdam);
Exploring the human influence on the impacts of consecutive drought and flood events: a modelling approach

Antonia Sebastian (U North Carolina);
Attributing flood hazards to (anthropogenic) environmental change

Recording on youtube

21 March 2022
Workshop on Understanding and Modeling Complex Risks in Coupled Human-Environment Systems

Recordings now available!

You can find the records of most presentations here

10 March 2022

Briefing note on systemic risk

Sillmann, J., Christensen, I., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Huang-Lachmann, J., Juhola, S., Kornhuber, K., Mahecha, M., Mechler, R., Reichstein, M., Ruane, A.C., Schweizer, P.-J. and Williams, S. 2022. ISC-UNDRR-RISK KAN Briefing note on systemic risk, Paris, France, International Science Council, https://doi.org/10.24948/2022.01

Download briefing note here

7 March 2022

Risk KAN Early Warnings Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Tuesday 29th March at 4:00 PM (CET)

Speaker
Dr. Will Lang (UK Met Office, lead of WMO Expert Team);
Guidance on impact-based forecasting and warning services

Recording is here

3 March 2022

Risk KAN Modeling and Insurance Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 10th March at 3:00 PM (CET)

Speaker
Prof. Victor Brovkin (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology);
Past abrupt changes, tipping points and cascading impacts in the Earth system

Recording available here

10 February 2022

Risk KAN Early Warnings Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 24th February at 9:00 AM (CET)

Speakers are
Dr. Sally Potter and Sara Harrison (GNS, New Zealand)
How effective are impact-based warnings and what data do we need to implement them?

recording here

11 January 2022

Risk KAN Early Warning Systems Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 20th January at 4:00 PM CET

Speaker
Dr Carina Fearnley & Claudia Fernandez De Cordoba Farini (UCL Warning Research Centre);
Enhancing Warnings: Doing Better at Warning and Generating Action

Find the recording here.

20 December 2021

Risk KAN Modeling and Insurance Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 20th January at 3:00 PM (CET)

Speaker
Prof. Ted Shepherd (University of Reading);
Bringing physical reasoning into statistical practice in climate-change science

Find the recording of the webinar on youtube.

13 December 2021

Risk KAN Metabolic Risk on Islands Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 23rd December at 4:00 PM (UTC+8)

Speakers are
Prof. Jian-Hong Wu (Future Earth, Taipei);
Risk analysis on the impact area of a large landslide

Dr. Jihn-Sung Lai (National Taiwan University);
Flood Inundation Simulation, Monitoring, and Mapping for Disaster Early Warning and Decision Support in Taiwan

Professor & Chairman Hwa-Lung Yu (National Taiwan University)
Agricultural Development and Water Supply-Demand Dilemma: Stakeholder-Supported Decision Making for Sustainable Groundwater Management

Professor & Associate Dean Simron Singh (University of Waterloo)
What islands can teach us about metabolic risks?

30 November 2021

Risk KAN Compound Events Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 09th December at 3:00 PM (UTC)

Speakers are
D. Faranda (IPSL)
Cold & snowy spells over Europe in the context of anthropogenic climate change
J. Doss-Gollin (Rice U)
Extreme impacts don’t require extreme weather: lessons from the Feb 2021 Texas blackouts

Recording available on YouTube

19 November 2021
IIASA Public Webinar #3: In conversation with Reinhard Mechler

How to deal with climate-related existential risks? Reflections after COP26

Recording available here

29 October 2021
Workshop on Understanding and Modeling Complex Risks in Coupled Human-Environment Systems

February 8th to 10th 2021 | Online

29 October 2021
AGU 2021 (New Orleans | USA | December 13th to 18th 2021 | in person & Online)

Sessions:
Session A45L – Jet Stream Dynamics, Atmospheric Rossby Waves, and Associated Extreme Weather and Climate

Session GC55D – Compounding Climate Extremes: Mechanisms, Diagnostics, and Current and Future Impacts

Social Event:
AGU2021
Compound Extreme Events Social Gathering
sponsored by Risk KAN and the National Academies Gulf Research Program, Thursday 16 December, 5:30-7:30 PM
Prince of Wales Room at the Hilton Riverside Hotel New Orleans

17 November 2021

Risk KAN Early Warnings Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 25th Nov. at 2:00 PM (UTC)

Speakers are
Marianna Budimir and Alison Sneddon (Practical Actions)
How do social inequalities affect people’s EWS needs, challenges and barriers ?

Recording will be available soon on YouTube

04 October 2021
Open Call to join Risk KAN Steering Committee

Self nominations are welcome from October 04 until November 26

Apply using our online application form

18 October 2021

Risk KAN Early Warnings Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 28th Oct. at 3:00 PM (CEST)

Speakers are
Steve Penson and Nic Parham , (ACAPS)
Climate Hazards and Complex Humanitarian Crises

Recording available on YouTube

18 October 2021

Risk KAN Compound Events Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Wednesday 20th Oct. at 2:00 PM (UTC)

Speakers are
Suzana Camargo, (Columbia Univ.)
Subseasonal tropical cyclone forecasts:Recent results and compound events
Tom Matthews, (Loughborough Univ.)
Double trouble from the tropical cyclone ? extreme heat compound hazard?

Recording available on YouTube

13 September 2021

Risk KAN Early Warning Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

Thursday 23rd Sept. at 14:30 AM (CEST)

An Early Career Perspective on Early Warnings for Multihazard and Systemic Risk

Speakers include Alessia Matanó, IVM-VU Amsterdam; Gemma Cremen, EPICentre-Univ. College London; Matias Menalled, Argentina Nat. Meteor. Service & Erika Melendez, Polytechnic Univ. of Catalonia,Center of Applied Res. in Hydrometeor.

Recording will be available soon YouTube

29 July 2021
Risk KAN Compound Events Working Group
Welcome to the webinar

Thursday, August 19, at 14:00 UTC

Manuela Brunner, University Freiburg
Spatially compounding floods in the US: where, why, and how often are they happening

Ankit Agarwal, IIT Roorkee
Multi-scale approaches in forecasting extreme floods and their global connections

Recording available on YouTube

20 June 2021
Risk KAN Early Warning Working Group
Welcome to the Webinar

24th June at 10:00 AM (CEST) 2021

Systemic Risk & Covid-19

Speakers include Mark Quigley, University of Melbourne, Evan Easton-Calabria, University of Oxford and Sheikh Khairul, German Red Cross

Recording available on YouTube

26 May 2021
Photo: Vilma/flickr.com
More floods, fires and cyclones — plan for domino effects on sustainability goals

Nature Commentary: Reichstein, M., Riede, F., Frank, D. (2021). More floods, fires and cyclones — plan for domino effects on sustainability goals. Nature, 592, 347-349. doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00927-x

25 May 2021
Risk KAN Compound Events Working Group
Welcome to the webinar

Thursday, June 10, at 14:30 UTC

Alexander Fekete, TH Köln
General introduction to the critical-infrastructure concept

Lee Chapman, Univ Birmingham
Forget climate resilience, what about weather resilience?

Mari Tye, NCAR
Understanding infrastructure fragility to future weather and climate extremes

Recording available on YouTube

20 May 2021
German Sustainability Science Summit 2021

more information you will find here

July 08-09, 2021, Live virtual event

Session SSII9 – Climate Change and Systemic Risk (July 9 2021, 13:20 CEST) organized by Risk KAN

Deadline for the registration:
28 June 2021

20 May 2021
Risk KAN Modeling and Insurance Working Group
Welcome to the webinar

Thursday, June 3, at 15:00 PM CEST

Wim Thiery Vrije University Brussel
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