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Dynamics, interdependencies and interactions of risk drivers

3rd International ConferenceNatural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World
Addressing Compound and Multi-Hazard Risk


Wiebke Jäger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


Benjamin Poschlod (Universität Hamburg)Sirkku Juhola (University of Helsinki)Tristian Stolte (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Disaster risks are multifaceted and often emerge when impacts are compounding from complex dynamics, interdependencies and interactions of hazards, exposure, and vulnerability. These physical and societal risk drivers may be subject to uncertainty in terms of magnitude, joint likelihood of occurrence and interdependency. Moreover, each driver may change over time and space due to socio-economic changes, climate change, and human decision-making, as well as influence another driver. To enhance societies’ ability to cope with and adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of disaster risks, it is imperative to improve our understanding and modelling capabilities of the drivers, including their underlying dynamics and interactions.

This session aims to stimulate and invite abstracts on studies that advance the understanding and representation of physical and societal risk drivers themselves or that improve the understanding of risk and changes in risk resulting from multiple dynamic, interdependent or interacting drivers. We are interested in studies addressing methodological challenges, for instance, in modelling, observations, visualisations and communication, or studies exploring how a better comprehension of dynamics, interdependencies and interactions in disaster risk can inform forward-looking disaster risk management and climate adaptation. We welcome perspectives across all disciplines and encourage contributions related to physical as well as societal aspects of disaster risk.