Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters
The Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters is arranged by CNDS and 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.
Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters 2018
This year’s Forum took place on 15 November 2018 at Karlstad University and was hosted by CNDS in cooperation with MSB and will address the following issues:
- 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 Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters is targeted to policy and decision makers and practitioners in local and governmental agencies, NGOs, and the private sector as well as researchers and PhD students in disaster research and in transdisciplinary research environments. The target group also includes publicly appointed and elected officials on the local, regional and national level in Sweden.