Webinar: Safeguarding Futures Through Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Management: Insights from the MEDiate and MedEWSa Projects

On May 28th, 2024, the webinar titled “Safeguarding Futures Through Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Management: Insights from the MEDiate and MedEWSa Projects” will be held online!

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In this webinar, part of a series organized by the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) to highlight innovations in public safety through EU-funded projects, the focus will be on the MEDiate project and its contributions to disaster risk management. The session, titled “Multi-hazard and Risk-informed System for Enhanced Local and Regional Disaster Risk Management“, will feature presentations from MEDiate partners who are experts in the field.

The MEDiate Project – Challenges and Objectives:
Dr. Abdelghani Meslem, Senior Research Engineer at NORSAR, Norway, and Coordinator of the MEDiate project, will provide an overview of the MEDiate project. He will discuss the project’s unique and valuable results, highlighting its innovative approaches and the potential impact of its findings.


Integrating Dynamic Multi-Hazard Vulnerability and Resilience into Formal People-centred and Forward-looking Risk Assessment: Dr. Gemma Cremen, Assistant Professor in Risk and Resilience Engineering at University College London, UK, will present this section. She will delve into a new dynamic multi-hazard risk and resilience modeling framework developed to aid decision-making in multi-hazard conditions. Dr. Cremen will outline the main modules of the framework and emphasize critical aspects for its application in various contexts.


Definition of Multi-hazard Interaction Models for Impact and Risk-based Assessments: Dr. Matthew James Roberts, Managing Director of the Service and Research division at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland, will conclude the session. He will address the need to transition from single-hazard disaster management approaches to integrated, multi-hazard perspectives. This shift is increasingly important due to climate change, which is modifying the patterns and relationships of natural hazards.


This webinar is a must-attend for public safety professionals, including authorities, policy makers, first responders, disaster risk experts, NGOs, tech developers, and urban planners.

Don’t miss this event!