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04-06.12.2024

Next INQUIMUS workshop 4-6 Dec, 2024 in Bolzano / Italy

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Topic: Climate and Disaster Risk storylines – an approach to embrace complexity of risks and heterogeneity of evidence in risk science, risk management and risk communication

Date: 04.-06.12.2924 Time: 04.12. evening – 06.12. afternoon Location: Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy.

Workshop Theme: In an era marked by increasing climate extremes and intensifying disaster events with cascading impacts and risks throughout environmental and human systems, the need for risk management approaches that embrace the complexity of risk pathways is more pressing than ever. Climate and disaster risk storylines offer a powerful narrative framework that can foster a comprehensive and holistic understanding of complex risks and improve decision-making processes across diverse sectors and scales.

Objective: • Exchange experience on developing and applying climate and disaster risk storylines. • Illustrate, how quantitative and qualitative elements and evidence can be integrated through risk storylines. • Discuss, how risk storylines can be extended towards the dynamics of non-climatic risk drivers (exposure, vulnerabiltiy, underlying drivers) and social aspects. • Understand to which extend and under which conditions storylines can support risk managers in challenging their current risk management practice and adapting them to future conditions. • Conclude on elements and aspects that constitute a good standard in developing risk storylines.

Format: The workshop will feature a dynamic blend of high-level keynote talks, case studies, practical sessions, and poster presentations. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, share experiences, and collaborate on hands-on activities aimed at developing actionable risk storylines. We aim to summarize the findings of the workshop in a peer-reviewed position paper.

Who Should Attend? This workshop is tailored for scientists and researchers from different disciplines (including, but not limited to, climate, engineering, social science and humanity, natural sciences, economics) policymakers, disaster risk managers, emergency responders, planners, and practitioners involved in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and resilience-building efforts. We welcome participants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to actively contribute their expertise and insights to the discussions.

Registration: Registration for the workshop will cost 150 €. Lunch and coffee breaks are covered. Participants are invited to bring a poster and submit an abstract as part of the registration. Since space is limited, we encourage interested participants to register early to secure their spot. Details regarding registration and the workshop agenda will be provided by the end of summer.

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