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Natural Hazards Education, Communications and Science-Policy-Practice Interface
Convener: Bruce D. Malamud  | Co-Conveners: Joel Gill , Monika Mihir , Faith Taylor 
 / Attendance Mon, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00

This session addresses how we communicate and educate students, the public, policy makers, and practitioners 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) Approaches that address barriers and bridges in the science-policy-practice interface that hinder and support application of hazard-related knowledge; (iii) 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 are initially planning poster (or a PICO) session, combined with opportunity for those who want to orally present to the rest of the group, and ample time for discussion.

Public information: Please note there are TWO parts to this session:
(a) SPM1.47 [Monday 15:30-17:00, Room Y7]: This session will be a discussion. During the first 30', participants will be able to present pop ups, with a maximum of 2 minutes on any theme related to the session in 4 slides or less, and then general themes will be discussed as a group. In the past we have had lively and quick moving discussions with participants ranging from physical to social scientists, students to engineers to hazard managers. Please contact the organiser should you plan on doing any pop up presentations.
(b) Poster viewing [Monday 17:30-19:00]