Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters
The Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters serves as a meeting place for societal actors with an interest in reducing the risks and consequences of natural hazards and disasters. The purpose is to strengthen knowledge sharing, stimulate dialogue, and improve interaction between academics, practitioners, and decision makers working with disasters. The long-term goal is to create an arena for the exchange of knowledge in order to strengthen disaster research in Sweden.
The 2018 Forum took place on 15 November at Karlstad University and was hosted by CNDS in cooperation with MSB. The following issues were addressed:
- What are the societal costs and losses incurred by natural hazards and disasters?
- How can we use data and each other's experiences to reduce society's vulnerabilities to natural hazards and disasters?
The 2018 Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters focused on the societal damages and losses incurred by natural hazards and disasters, stretching from a local to a global perspective. Access to data, methodology for using data, how data can be used, and the ethical and security implications associated to these issues were also discussed.
The 2019 Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters has been postponed until March 2021 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.