Making science work for development

42 Annual Natural Hazards workshop

9-12 July
Broomfield, Colorado, USA

With each passing year, the hazards and disaster community accumulates more and more knowledge on the causes and consequences of extreme events. Simultaneously, the number of people negatively affected—due to population growth, climate change, unsustainable development, poor land use planning, rising inequality, and numerous other challenges—continues to climb. The result is a disproportionate loss of life among the world’s poorest people and lopsided economic losses in the wealthiest nations.

The 2017 Natural Hazards Workshop will address this paradox with sessions that promote an exchange of ideas about how we can move knowledge into action, including in households, in businesses, in the classroom, in communities, and everywhere policy is made and implemented.

We are planning sessions that highlight strategies and programs with a strong foundation in theory and research—that is, evidence-based approaches. Other sessions will focus on how these initiatives are created, funded, implemented, evaluated, and maintained in different contexts.