Floods Working Group: Floods hazard in a warmer world: insight from past flood records

Starts:  Nov 11, 2019 1:00 PM (CET)
Ends:  Nov 13, 2019 3:00 PM (CET)
Associated with  PAGES — Past Global Changes

he second phase of the FWG was launched in January 2019 and aims to develop the specific goals defined within each work package, with a special emphasis on engaging younger researchers.

This workshop will constitute the first important meeting of the second phase of the FWG, allowing us to update and make progress on the performed activities so far. Specifically, we expect:

1. To contribute to assess changes in frequency and magnitude of floods during dissimilar cold(warm)/dry(wet) climate periods.

2. To advance the methods for data integration from different archives. Several challenges related to this topic have been identified.

3. To find common strategies to include past flood records in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies. This is motivated by the interest of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on the added value of paleo floods archives for DRR.

Contact

Juan-A Ballesteros Canovas

juan.ballesteros@unige.ch