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International Conference on "Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World", University of Potsdam from 4-5 October 2018

Natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, and multi hazard events heavily affect human societies and call for better mitigation strategies. Because of the severity of such events it is of high importance if in the wake of changing hydro-climatological, geo-physical and socio-economic system conditions the magnitude, frequency and impact of certain types of natural hazards change as well.  Therefore methods are needed for hazard and risk quantification accounting for transient nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenic altered systems. The purpose of this  conference is to bring together researchers from natural sciences (e.g. hydrology, meteorology,  geomorphology, hydraulics, environmental science, seismology, geography), risk research, nonlinear systems dynamics, and applied mathematics to discuss new insights and developments about Data Mining, Changing Systems, Multi-hazard events and Linking Hazard and Vulnerabilities under instable environmental conditions.

Knowledge transfer, communication and networking will be a key issue of the conference. The conference will be organized by means of invited talks given by outstanding experts, oral presentations, poster sessions and discussions.


The conference will take place on 4–5 October 2018.
University of Potsdam
Campus Griebnitzsee, Building 6


Registration is now open via http://www.j-work.de/up/nathazardsrisk/. Please submit your abstract of up to 300–500 words, including title, authors name, and affiliation until 15 May 2018. Letter of acceptance/rejection will be send to the main author before 15 June 2018.

For organizational reasons, attendance is limited in number and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. The conference fee will be EUR 140. It includes all the symposium documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and a joint dinner on 4 October 2018 at the Mövenpick Potsdam. Please register until 30 June 2018.


Participants can choose from a large variety of hotels, hostels and guest rooms in Potsdam or Berlin. The Campus Griebnitzsee is located between the city centre of Potsdam and Berlin. The campus is accessible with public transport by regional trains, the S-Bahn or bus. Below is a list of recommended hotels.

Avendi Hotel am Griebnitzsee

Mercure Hotel Potsdam

Hotel Am Luisenplatz 

Bed and Breakfast am Luisenplatz 

Remise Blumberg

NH Hotel Potsdam

We sincerely thank our partners and sponsors for their support.