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  • DFG - Research Training Group "NatRiskChange"

Welcome to the RTG NatRiskChange

In the wake of changing hydro-climatological, geo-physical and socio-economic conditions the magnitude, frequency and impact of certain types of natural hazards are likely bound to change as well. This is highly of utmost importance for many regions in the world where risks due to natural hazards have to be managed and mitigated and this is where the new research training group “Natural hazards and risks in a changing world (NatRiskChange)” aims to foster the scientific knowledge basis. This research training group started on October 1st 2015 and is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG. The central goal of NatRiskChange is to pursue the development of methods to improve hazard and risk analysis and quantification based on the transient, non-stationary nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenically altered components of the Earth system. Key scientific aims are the development, testing, and pilot application of studies on identification, quantification (mechanisms) and prediction of transient natural hazards and associated risks.

Meet us at the European Geosciences Union in Vienna on 23-28 April 2017

NatRiskChange contributes to EGU2017 with a C.F. Gauss Lecture by Prof. Fabrice Cotton, a Plinius Medal Lecture by Prof. Bruno Merz, 6 Talks, and 15 Poster. Please find here more information.

Guest Lecture by Paul Hudson (IVM Amsterdam)

NatRiskChange presents a guest lecture by Paul Hudson on "Flood insurance - a tool for a more resilient society". April 3rd 2017, 3 pm, Campus Golm, House 1, Room 1.15. All interested are welcome!

Survey started on flash floods and heavy rainfall events in May/June 2016

Within NatRiskChange, a telephone aided survey was started among 750 private households which were affected from the heavy rainfall events in 2016. Results shall identify improved mitigation measures.

Guest Lecture by Dr. Klaus Bittermann (Tufts University Boston)

NatRiskChange presents a guest lecture by Dr. Klaus Bittermann on "Human Impact on US Costal Floods". May 5th 2017, 10 am, Campus Golm, House 1, Room 1.15. All interested are welcome!