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Hazard and Risk

Operating a programme to increase engagement between academia, re/insurance business and humanitarian and development agencies to explore how to better link knowledge, expertise and tools residing in these communities to enhance disaster risk reduction, response and relief.

The UHC has convened two workshops on the theme and brief reports from these may be accessed here (ThemeReport). This initiative follows on from the highly successful conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice, which was convened by the UHC at UCL in 2009.

Areas of research involving aspects of communication and hazard management are below:

Visualising hazard and risk

Visualising hazard and risk

Communication is the key to hazard and risk science

Mapping

Mapping

How can we make more effective hazard maps?

Windstorms

Hydrological hazards

Research on tsunami's and windstorms

Insurance

Insurance

The UCLHC has had strong links with the insurance industry

Non Governmental Organisations

Non Governmental Organisations

How our reserach can help NGOs

Multi-hazards

Multi-Hazards

How to multiple hazards interact?

UCL Hazard Centre:

Hazard and Risk: Our operational programmes aimed at enhancing disaster risk reduction, response and relief.

History: A brief history of the centre.

Publications: Examples of our research articles, posters, books, field guides, and more...

We are partnered with the UCL Department of Earth Sciences.

Contact us:
Director: Christopher Kilburn
Email: c.kilburn@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3108 6325 (56325)

Deputy Director: Stephen Edwards    
Email: s.edwards@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3108 6326 (56326)