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Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 08:30 BST

There is considerable room for improvement in both public and private schemes that could help encourage risk reduction behaviours and reduce losses in future disasters, according to a study conducted across Austria, England and Romania. The study provides a detailed look at different public and private incentives for risk reduction and their association with actual risk reduction behaviour.

Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 13:55 BST

By 2100, two in three people living in Europe may be affected by weather-related disasters, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary H​ealth which sheds light on the expected burden of climate change on societies across Europe.

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 14:26 BST

When a major flood event occurs it is often attributed to climate change, however, a single event is not proof, and so far it has been unclear whether climate change has a direct influence on large scale river flooding across Europe. A study conducted by TU Wien along with 30 European partners has now shown that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe.

The risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

The risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 14:00 BST

The electric grid is one of the most critical infrastructure systems for modern life, but it is also one of the most vulnerable, yet recent graduates of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) supported by Swiss Re have released a study that examines how extreme weather and other natural disasters are evolving in the Pacific Northwest.