SC5.17 | How to enhance natural hazard scientists’ contribution to disaster risk reduction
How to enhance natural hazard scientists’ contribution to disaster risk reduction
Co-organized by GM13/HS11/NH12
Convener: Solmaz Mohadjer | Co-conveners: Joel Gill, Stephanie Buller, Melanie J. Duncan
Wed, 17 Apr, 14:00–15:45 (CEST)
Room -2.85/86
Wed, 14:00
Reducing disaster risk is critical to securing the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and natural hazard scientists are key to achieving this aim. This short course provides practical tips and strategies to support the natural hazards community to strengthen their engagement in disaster risk reduction efforts. The content of this course is based on a paper published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences ( and a self-led online training course supported by the EGU Training School Fund.

Who should join this course? The course is particularly designed for students, early-career scientists, and experienced natural hazard scientists who are keen to enhance the contribution of their work to the planning and development of sustainable and resilient communities. While we look at the (geo)science-policy-practice interface through the example of disaster risk reduction, many of the themes we cover are relevant to those using geoscience to address other societal challenges. For example, themes relating to partnerships, cultural understanding, and equitable access to information.

The course structure includes:

(1) Welcome, introductions, brief tour of our NHESS perspective piece on building sustainable and resilient communities: recommended actions for natural hazard scientists (15 min)
(2) Interactive Session - Three Tasks, Central-Asia Case Study (exploring tools and concepts in the NHESS perspective piece (45 min)
(3) Short overview of the open-access online training module (15 min)
(4) Q&A (10 min)
(5) Final break out group discussions (15 min)
(6) Wrap up and thanks (5 min)

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