Cross-sector collaboration

Registration opens for the United Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference 2023

Registration for the United Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference 2023 has opened. The conference takes place between 18-19 December 2023 at the University of Huddersfield.   This year’s… Read more

Global Risk Dialogue: Hazards with escalation Potential – Implications for risk research

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, International Science Council, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance have collaborated to develop a briefing… Read more

AI for numerical weather prediction

The Alan Turing Institute and the Met Office have teamed up for a new collaboration to develop AI models to improve weather forecasting, including extreme weather events, to save lives… Read more

COVINFORM Project’s Insightful Risk Assessment Dashboard

COVINFORM is a multi-disciplinary, international project funded by EU Horizon 2020 to investigate the risks and vulnerabilities associated with Covid-19 in the UK and EU. One of the project’s key… Read more

Children at ‘existential risk’ from climate crisis, UK’s top paediatrician says

Dr Camilla Kingdon, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has warned that the climate crisis poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of… Read more

New international security project to improve disaster risk management for unexpected events

The AGILE project, which the European Union funds, aims to develop tools and methodologies to assist in understanding, anticipating, and managing High Impact Low Probability (HILP) events. HILP events are… Read more

Co-creating a platform for disaster management and risk reduction

Researchers from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are participating in a Horizon Europe funded initiative called the PARATUS project. This brings together a consortium of 19 partners from… Read more

State of Global Water Resources 2022

The WMO State of Global Water Resources Report 2022 highlights the critical state of the hydrological cycle due to climate change and human activities. It emphasises the adverse impacts of… Read more

Avoiding disasters; Society and Economy

Society An article “Dodge the disaster” published in the Crisis Response Journal (by Gareth Byatt and Ilan Kelman), explores the extent to which disasters might be avoidable based on an… Read more

State of Nature report 2023

Biodiversity loss in the UK poses a significant risk in building long-term resilience to disasters. The 2023 State of Nature report is the most comprehensive report on our biodiversity, developed… Read more