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, US)
3) Prof. Torsten Dahm (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Germany)
Date: 5 – 6 October 2021
Venue: University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, Building 6
Format: In view of the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic we currently plan a hybrid format of the conference to facilitate participation in case of severe or uncertain conditions in parts of the world.