Natural Hazards Education and Communications to Students, Government Officials and to the Public (co-organized)
Convener: B. D. Malamud  | Co-Conveners: M.-C. Llasat , Bell , C. van Westen , I. Stewart , Liverman 
Oral Programme
 / Fri, 24 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 18
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Fri, 24 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Halls X/Y

This session addresses how we communicate and educate students, the public, and government agencies about natural hazards. Although we welcome all contributions in this topic, we are particularly interested in: (i) The communication (by scientists, engineers, the press, civil protection, government agencies, and a multitude other agencies) of natural hazards risk and uncertainty to the general public and other government officials; (ii) The teaching of natural hazards to university and lower-level students, using innovative techniques to promote understanding. We also are specifically interested in distance education courses on themes related to hazard and risk assessment, and disaster risk management, and in programmes for training in developing countries. We therefore solicit abstracts, particularly dynamic posters, on all aspects of how we communicate and educate the better understanding of natural hazards. The ability to have graphic screens at poster sessions is available (if pre-ordered through EGU), as is a location to put hands-on demonstrations or other material. We foresee both a very lively oral session AND poster session. If there is enough interest, we will also reserve a splinter room for general discussion.