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Building Resilience to Geohazards in the Face of Uncertainty

07 - 08 September 2017
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1. Geological Society Events, 2017 Year of Risk
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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The impact of natural hazards on society continues to grow. Tackling this challenge needs physical and social scientists working together with stakeholders and communities at risk. It needs new ways of working, often in complex settings and difficult environments, to achieve positive and sustainable change.

This meeting aimed to capture the growing activity in this area and provide a platform for the discussion of new results from major multi-disciplinary programmes involving researchers who are taking up the challenge to understand geohazards, manage risk and increase resilience. It brought together physical and social scientists and other experts to address the role that geoscience and geoscientists can play in building resilient communities and informed policymaking, into the future.

Keynote speakers included:

Professor Jenni Barclay (University of East Anglia, PI for Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas)

Dr Amod Mani Dixit (National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal)

Professor James Jackson (University of Cambridge, PI for Earthquakes without Frontiers)


Material available to download:

The following material is available to download in a PDF format.

  • Building Resilience meeting report (conference summary)
  • Conference programme
  • Conference abstract book
  • Some speaker presentations


Susanne Sargeant (British Geological Survey, Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards Knowledge Exchange Fellow)

Peter Sammonds (University College London, Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards Strategic Advisor)

Anna Hicks (British Geological Survey, Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas)