Giuliano Di Baldassarre is interviewed on this year's Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures
In his interview with Uppsala University, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, CNDS Director, tells us more about his expectations as a moderator and host of the Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures that will take place on 9 February 2023 in Uppsala.
Call for Interdisciplinary Grants 2023 - Deadline 28 February 2023
The call for CNDS Interdisciplinary Grant 2023 has been recently announced.
CNDS provides an opportunity for Early Career Scientists – PhD students and postdocs from CNDS partnering universities Uppsala University, Karlstad University and Swedish Defence University to apply for funding for interdisciplinary work within natural hazard and disaster science.
Why is Indonesia's volcanic eruption more dangerous than the one in Hawaii?
CNDS-Fellow, Valentin Troll (Uppsala university) explained in an interview with SVT Nyheter the main causes of risk during volcanic eruptions.
CNDS Director as top 0.24% scientist in both Environmental Engineering and Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
2022-12-07Giuliano Di Baldassarre was (again) listed among the most cited scientists according to the updated Global Citation Ranking based on Scopus data (Baas et al., 2021) for both career-long and annual citation impact - in the September 2022 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators".
Securing future water supply through sustainable management - Formas grant
The project "Leap in Swedish freshwater monitoring for water supply risk mitigation", led by researchers from Lund University in collaboration with Stockholm University and with the contribution of CNDS Fellow, Johanna Mård, has been granted funding via Formas of around 16 mil. SEK.
A climate-change attribution retrospective of some impactful weather extremes of 2021
CNDS Fellow, Gabriele Messori has co-authored a paper on the attribution of climate change to some of the weather extreme events from 2021. It is shown that the extreme events the authors investigate are significantly modified in the present climate with respect to the past, because of changes in the location, persistence and/or seasonality of cyclonic/anticyclonic patterns in the sea-level pressure analogues.
IRIDeS, ETH Zurich-Singapore Centre and 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 Burchart (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).
Giuliano Di Baldassarre featured in a new article in National Geographic
CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre has been featured in a new article in National Geographic which was aiming at addressing the question: "Is building more dams the way to save rivers?".
6 million grant to EU project on water scarcity and climate change
CNDS Fellow interviewed by BBC
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.
Minister for Education, Anna Ekström visited Karlstad University
On August 31, CNDS Fellows from Karlstad University had the opportunity to meet Minister of Education, Anna Ekström and talk about their activities in RiskLab.
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.
Multiform flood events must be appropriately defined to avoid misrepresentation of climate risk, to prioritize action in areas with disproportionate impact
One of the most recent articles published on the topic of flood risk in the contemporary world is released in the August edition of the Environmental Research Letters Journal (vol 17, no.8) under the title Multiform flood risk in a rapidly changing world: what we do not do, what we should and why it matters. Co-authored by well-known scientists in the fields of hydrology, climate and disaster science of whom one is CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre and led by Andrew Kruczkiewicz, the article identifies challenges and potential consequences related to the oversimplification of disaster type representation in risk assessment and adaptation program design, focusing on non- or mis-assignment of flood type.
Nina von Uexkull awarded the Uppsala University's Oscar prize
CNDS Fellow (former PhD student and CNDS management team member), Nina von Uexkull has been awarded Uppsala University's Oscar prize for her research on the relationship between climate change and conflict.
The water crisis in Europe can be catastrophic
Drought and unusual high temperature have impacted countries in south Europe, resulting in a water crisis at the beginning of summer. CNDS Director, the hydrologist Giuliano Di Baldassarre argues that if the situation continues, it will be catastrophic.
Exploring disaster impacts on adaptation actions in 549 cities worldwide
Whether disasters influence adaptation actions in cities is contested. Yet, the extant knowledge base primarily consists of single or small-N case studies, so there is no global overview of the evidence on disaster impacts and adaptation.
Panta Rhei workshop on Drought in the Anthropocene (invitation only)
The next Panta Rhei workshop on Drought in the Anthropocene will be organised on 29-30 August 2022 at CNDS/Uppsala University. The workshop can be attended by invitation only.
Pandemic responses at the subnational level: Exploring politics, administration, and politicization in Swedish municipalities
How did Swedish municipalities deal with the pandemic? The national response has been the highlight all over the world but little focus was given to the subnational level.
1st in Sweden and among top 75 in the world in the academic subject Water Resources
2022-05-05Uppsala University has been ranked (for the fifth year in a row) as the 1st university in Sweden, as well as among top 75 in the world in the academic subject “Water Resources”, according to the latest Shanghai-ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities).
Floods, communal conflict and the role of local state institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Does the occurrence of flood disaster increase the risk of communal conflict and if so, does trust in state political institutions mitigate the adverse effect?
Junior Investigator Award: Elena Raffetti
In november 2021, Karolinska Institutet (KI) called out for internal junior researchers to apply for the Junior Investigator Award with their research related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
People’s Perception of Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Mitigation
If you are interested in finding out more about the perceived efficacy of nature-based solutions for flood mitigation, the new study conducted by CNDS Fellow, Elena Mondino (UU) with colleagues is open-access. The article found, among other results that connectedness to nature is associated with perceived efficacy of the nature-based solutions.