Second International Conference on Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World 2021

Natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, droughts, earthquakes, landslides, and compound events heavily affect human societies and call for better risk mitigation strategies. In the wake of changing hydro-climatological, geo-physical and socio-economic system conditions the magnitude, frequency and impacts of natural hazards might 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, physical geography), risk research, human geography, nonlinear systems dynamics, and applied mathematics to discuss new insights and developments about impact modeling, risk assessments and risk mitigation, process understanding and the analysis of complex systems. Knowledge transfer, communication and networking will be a key issue of the conference. The conference will comprise keynote speeches and invited talks given by outstanding experts, oral presentations, poster sessions and discussions.

We are happy to announce the following confirmed keynote speakers:

1) Prof. Bruno Merz (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Germany)
2) Prof. Susann Cutter (University of South Carolina, USA)
3) Prof. Torsten Dahm (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Germany)
4) Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum (NASA, USA)

Date: 5 – 6 October 2021

Venue: University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, Building 6

Format: The conference will take place in a hybrid format.

Please find here the agenda of the conference as well as the list of poster contributions.




    We will offer the following sessions:

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    We sincerely thank our partners and sponsors for their support. If you are interested to be a partner, please contact Dr. Theresia Petrow (natrisk[@]