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German Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction e.V.(ger.: Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V.)
What does the future hold? – Young Professionals offer workshop at “2nd National Expert Forum: Water extremes as a result of climate change”.
On March 13 and 14, 2023, the "2nd National Expert Forum: Water Extremes as a Consequence of Climate Change" took place at the Klimahaus Bremerhaven. This year, the focus of the event was on extreme drought and aridity. For the event, our Young Professionals...
IPCC Synthesis Report on the Sixth Assessment Report published
Yesterday, the Synthesis Report (SYR) on the Sixth Assessment Report was released by the IPCC at a hybrid press conference. You can read the summary and main messages of the report for policy-making (SPM) here. The main messages cover the following areas: Current...
TV report on Prof. Martin Voss: How crisis-proof is Germany?
In a live interview with ZDF, Prof. Martin Voss (Disaster Research Center of the FU Berlin and DKKV board member) answered questions about, for a.o., societal resilience to crises and disasters, the state and future of German civil defense and disaster management, and...
Social Media Analytics by Virtual Operations Support Teams in disaster management: Situational awareness and actionable information for decision-makers
Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOSTs) are digital volunteers who conduct social media analytics tasks to provide decision-makers in Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) with actionable information during hazard situations. They integrate into EOC structures and use...
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.