Exposure, vulnerability and resilience of human societies to climate- and weather-related disasters from the Holocene to the Anthropocene

November 27, 2017

INVITATION TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP ON

« Exposure, vulnerability and resilience of human societies to climate- and weather-related disasters from the Holocene to the Anthropocene »

RIEDERALP, SWITZERLAND, MARCH 20-24, 2018

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Dear friends and colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to a Workshop that the University of Geneva, together with the Trinity College Dublin and Yale University  are organizing for in late March 2018 in Riederalp, Switzerland. Although research on weather extremes and related natural hazards is rich and thriving, more inter-disciplinary collaboration is needed to manage and reduce the risks of extreme climatic events, build more resilient communities, and prevent natural hazards from escalating into disasters. The 2018 Riederalp workshop thus calls for contributions from a wide range of scholars and practitioners representing various disciplines that may include archeology, climatology, economy, history, hydrology, geography, geology paleoclimatology and political science.

Possible outputs of the Workshop include a joint publication in a leading journal and perhaps the first steps towards building up a consortium for the Horizon-2020 R&D program of the EU.

You will find all relevant information related to this meeting, including a registration and abstract submission form as well as a dedicated hotel online booking form, on the following website:

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Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.

Kind regards,

Markus Stoffel, Francis Micheal Ludlow and Joe Manning

A view of Riederalp, Switzerland, taken in March 2016 during the 2016 edition of the "Riederalp Workshops"  (Photo: © 2016 Martin Beniston).