Research visit from Bangladesh to Karlstad
Our colleagues from Karlstad University, as part of the Centre for Societal Risk Research and CNDS Fellows, Lars Nyberg and Jenni Koivisto, have been part of the delegation that welcomed a delegation of researchers from Bangladesh. The visit was part of an ongoing project, looking into the consequences of climate change to human health in Bangladesh by and aimed at developing a strong research network in the field of climate change and health.
IRIDeS, ETH Zurich-Singapore Centre & CNDS in research collaboration meeting
On the 4th of November 2022, representatives from CNDS met representatives from IRIDeS and the Singapore Centre of ETH Zürich in order to discuss research areas of convergence.
CNDS was represented by Klas Hjort (CNDS/UU), Steffi Burchardt (CNDS/UU), Mikael Granberg (CNDS/KAU), Andra Covaciu (CNDS/UU) and Malin Göteman (CNDS/UU), while the external visitors were Takako Izumi (IRIDeS), Sebastien Boret (IRIDeS/Tohoku University), Jonas Joerin (Singapore ETH Center).
Best paper award in Hydrology Research 2018-2021 (Nordic-Baltic authors)
CNDS Fellows, Elena Ridolfi and Elena Mondino, together with the CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre's paper Hydrological risk: modeling flood memory and human proximity to rivers, published in February 2021 has been selected as the best paper (out of 43 papers assessed) published by authors from the Nordic-Baltic region in Hydrology Research for the period 2018-2021.
The award was presented and announced at the Nordic Hydrological Conference in Tallinn.
Top scientist on social media in Sweden
Our CNDS Fellow, Ashok Swain, is, according to the 2022 TwiLi Index for Sweden, the top scientist on social media in Sweden.
Six million grant to EU project on water scarcity & climate change
Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Sina Kathami’s project TRANSCEND (Transformational and Robust AdaptatioN to water Scarcity and ClimatE chaNge under Deep uncertainty) has been selected for funding by the EU funding Horizon Climate.
Giuliano will be leading one of the work packages (WP3). Along with his research team at the Department, he will develop socio-hydrological models and methods for assessing water policies in several cases studies around the world.
CNDS Fellow, Steffi Burchardt. interviewed by Vetenskapsradio
CNDS Fellow, Steffi Burchardt, was recently interviewed in the Swedish scientific radio programme, Vetenskapsradio, regarding the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Congo-Kinshasa from 2021, an eruption that left more than 200 people reported dead or missing. An international research team has investigated why there were no clear warning signs, such as vibrations, before the outbreak.
CNDS Fellow interviewed by BBC
CNDS Fellow, Björn Lund (Uppsala university) has been interviewed by several media outlets in regard to the two major leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines. His expertise in sesimology allowed him to claim that these were explosions.
Giuliano Di Baldassarre featured in National Geographic
CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre has been featured in a new article in National Geographic that address the question: "Is building more dams the way to save rivers?" Giuliano argues that “most scientists agree that these supply-demand cycles, or what we call rebound effects, might worsen the impact of drought and water shortage".