The Natural Hazards Partnership paper

We have published a paper in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. The paper provides an overview of how we conduct science, how we are structured and discusses the benefits and challenges that we face as a multi-agency public partnership. The abstract is presented below: “The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) is a collaboration between […]

Natural Hazards Partnership Workshop for the National Centre for Resilience, (BGS Edinburgh, The Lyell Centre, 29 September 2017)

We hosted a workshop in collaboration with the National Centre for Resilience with participants from local government, emergency services, the Met Office, SEPA, charities and academia. The overall aim of the workshop was to review how the Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA) fitted into current operational practices. The workshop also presented an opportunity to better understand […]

The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) / Dealing with Disasters (DWD) Conference 2017 (Durham University, 19 – 22 September 2017)

The IHRR at Durham University celebrated its 10th anniversary this year by hosting a joint international conference with the Dealing with Disasters (DwD) Conference, Disaster and Development Network (DDN) based in Northumbria University. The conference covered a range of themes within international disaster risk reduction and invited a number of eminent keynote speakers including: Margareta […]

Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Annual Conference 2017 (Exeter 13th and 14th July 2017)

We were invited to run a workshop on ‘Observing Hazards and Impacts’ at the RMetS Annual Conference. The workshop explored what makes good impact information, methods for collecting impact and hazard information and how it can be used along with how consistent impact categorisation could be beneficial for forecasting and verification. These topics are of […]

Innovative Emergency Services Forum (Glasgow 23rd February 2017)

We were invited by the Scottish Government to bring the Natural Hazards Partnership stand to the Innovative Emergency Services Forum #UKIESF in Glasgow on the 23rd February. The #UKIESF provides a platform for experts from across the emergency services community to showcase innovative technologies to better deliver their services. Despite the wrath of Storm Doris […]

UK Alliance for Disaster Research conference (London 9th – 10th January 2017)

We attended the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR)( inaugural conference at King College in London on 9th and 10th January 2017. The aim of the conference was to bring together the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) research community, showcase a number of disaster research areas and to determine if there was enough momentum to continue […]

The Emergency Services Show 2016 (Birmingham 21st and 22nd September 2016)

Still on a high from the success of the OneResilience Conference a number of people from Natural Hazards Partnership travelled to Birmingham on 21st and 22nd September to exhibit at the Emergency Services Show. Over the course of two days’ delegates, which included all the various organisations in the UK who get involved during an […]

OneResilience Conference (Manchester 7th September 2016)

We co-hosted the OneResilience Conference on Wednesday 7 September, at the Hilton Deansgate, in Manchester. It was a joint event between us and ResilienceDirect™. The resilience community have been facing many extreme challenging events and have responded to major incidents, such as the Winter Flooding of 2015–16. Once again, it has highlighted that they are […]

RMetS/NCAS High Impact Weather Conference (Manchester 6th – 8th July 2016)

Members of our Hazard Impact Model group organised a workshop on hazard impact modelling at the conference. The aims were to introduce the concept of hazard impacts to the participants, inform them about the progress the Hazard Impact Modelling group has been making, and get their input and feedback. The workshop consisted of an activity to […]