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Event notice: The EUMA: Specialised Workshop Vienna

Event notice: The EUMA: Specialised Workshop Vienna

The EUMA: Specialised Workshop Vienna: Natural hazards and risks within disaster risk management - Concepts, applications and future trends will take place on 3 and 4 July 2024 in Vienna and will cover topics such as Natural hazards and (multi-resistant) risks in...

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Event information: RIMMA2025

Event information: RIMMA2025

On 28 - 31 January 2025, the "RIMMA2025 - International Conference on Forecasting, Preparedness, Warning, and Response" will take place at the University of Bern in Switzerland.The theme of the conference is "Visualisation, Communication, and Information Management"...

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What is disaster risk reduction?

Storms, natural hazards and extreme events can quickly become a danger to people and the environment. But climate change, extreme urbanization, power outages and fires also offer potential hazards.

A disaster occurs when the functioning of a community or society is impaired or interrupted and, as a result, high human, material, economic and ecological losses occur that cannot be managed alone.

Precautionary measures can help to reduce the consequences and impact of the disaster. Depending on the hazard and personal circumstances, the precautionary measures to be taken may vary.

Find out more about potential hazards and individual precautionary measures on our topic pages.