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Natural hazards and the associated risk are in some cases a major hindrance to economic and social growth in economically developing countries. This is particularly evident for urban areas, since rapid and uncontrolled urbanization in hazard-prone regions may result in a significant increase in risk due to insufficient spatial planning, which sometimes does not correctly consider (if at all) the impact of natural hazards, and to inadequate building practices. This session will profile the challenges faced in the developing world when doing assessments of natural hazard and risk and designing mitigation strategies. Examples of these challenges include (i) a frequent lack of data, along with difficulties in collecting it, (ii) rapid and often unplanned urban development, with building practices often neglecting the potential hazards, (iii) less regulated nature-human interactions, (iv) limited resources and capacity to undertake the most appropriate prevention and mitigation actions and to actually respond to disastrous and extreme events, (v) climate change, and (vi) difficulties in communication between science, policy and decision makers, and the general public.
Submissions to this PICO session covering all relevant topics are welcome, including but not limited to: database and archive construction; modeling, monitoring and tools for natural hazard and risk assessment; conceptual understanding of multi-hazards and nature-technology interactions; response and mitigation strategies; and communications, policy and decision-making. We particularly welcome abstracts focusing on urban areas, as well as the participation of stakeholders to share their innovative theoretical and practical ideas and success stories of how risk can be understood and addressed across economically developing countries.

Co-organized as NH9.18/EOS4.4/HS11.20
Convener: Faith Taylor | Co-conveners: Olivier Dewitte, Joel Gill, Andreas Günther, Bruce D. Malamud
| Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45
PICO spot 4

Friday, 12 April 2019

PICO spot 4
Chairperson: Faith Taylor
Data and Understanding
14:00–14:02 |
PICO4.1 |
| Highlight
James Daniell, Rashmin Gunasekera, Antonios Pomonis, Oscar Ishizawa, Andreas Schaefer, Fernando Ramirez, Carina Fonseca, Laisa Daza, Johannes Brand, Jens de Bruijn, and Graeme Riddell
14:02–14:04 |
PICO4.2 |
| Highlight
Shreyasi Choudhury, Bruce D. Malamud, and Amy Donovan
14:04–14:06 |
PICO4.3 |
| Highlight
Andreas Günther, Uta Philipp, Mohamed Ashraful Kamal, Atm Asaduzzaman, Rebecca Bahls, Rüdiger Ludwig, Nurun Nahar Faruqa, and Sarwat Jabeen
14:06–14:08 |
PICO4.4 |
Renée Heijenk, Bruce Malamud, Claire Dashwood, Christian Arnhardt, Joanne Wood, and Helen Reeves
14:08–14:10 |
PICO4.5 |
Stefano Utili, Ellen Robson, and David Milledge
14:10–14:12 |
PICO4.6 |
| Highlight
Benjamin van Wyk de Vries and Viktor Vereb
14:12–14:14 |
PICO4.7 |
| Highlight
Raymond Durrheim, Brassnaavy Manzunzu, Vunganai Midzi, and Moctar Doucoure
Multi-Hazard Assessments
14:14–14:16 |
PICO4.8 |
| Highlight
Marleen de Ruiter, Anaïs Couasnon1, Marc van den Homberg, James Daniell, Joel Gill, and Philip Ward
14:16–14:18 |
PICO4.9 |
| Highlight
Eva Posch, Rainer Bell, Monique Fort, Karl-Michael Höferl, and Robert Steiger
14:18–14:20 |
PICO4.10 |
Bruce D. Malamud, Anna Turbelin, James Millington, and Faith Taylor
Building Capacity
14:20–14:22 |
PICO4.11 |
| Highlight
Francois Kervyn, Mohamed Laghmouch, Caroline Michellier, Benoît Smets, Tine Huyse, and Olivier Dewitte
Working with Communities
14:24–14:26 |
PICO4.13 |
| Highlight
Liesbet Jacobs, Clovis Kabaseke, Bosco Bwambale, Rose Katutu, Olivier Dewitte, Kewan Mertens, Jan Maes, and Matthieu Kervyn
14:26–14:28 |
PICO4.14 |
Chadi Abdallah, Rita Der Sarkissian, Talal Darwich, Ghaleb Faour, Solange Saade, and Muratebek Koshoev
14:28–14:30 |
PICO4.15 |
| Highlight
Yaron Finzi, Ariel Meroz, Shaked Avni, and Sebastian Langer