Priv. Doz. Dr. Mag. Christoph Matulla
Senior Scientist, Climate Impact Group within the Climate Research Unit, ZAMG, Meteorological Service of Austria
Senior Lecturer University of Natural Resources Vienna, University of Vienna, University Salzburg, University Graz
Priv. Doz. DI Dr. Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Head of Department Torrent & Avalanche Barriers, Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Mountain Risk Engineering, University of Natural Resources Vienna
Dr. Susanne Hanger-Kopp
ETH Zürich, Climateprotection & - adaptation, EU climate adaptation policy
IIASA Research Scholar Risk and Resilience
Dr. Eberhard Faust
Munich Reinsurance Company
leading expert on global risk solutions on natural hazards in the Geo Risks Research/Corporate Climate Center
Journalist The GAP, Monopol, Biorama, Kurier Health Extra
Talk 1: Natural Disaster Prevention
Friday, 13th October 2017, 7pm,
Festsaal Diplomatische Akademie Wien
UN International Disaster Prevention Day
Avalanches, floods, earthquakes, storms, droughts and extreme weather are unfortunately not unknown natural disasters that (re)occur on an increasing level in Austria. Against the background of climate change and global warming, the discussion on how to prevent or - in the disastrous occurence of such an event - how to manage natural disaster situations, is as pressing one as ever.
Therefore this first panel discussion on "Natural Disaster Prevention" should highlight Austria`s efforts towards disaster control and natural disaster prevention on the occasion of the International Day on Natural Disaster Prevention, Friday 13th of October 2017..
Thanks to its special topography, no region in Austria is not effected by extreme weather. Next to regional damages, approximately every three years a natural catastrophy causes insured damages of more than 200 Million Euros, with an increasing tendency. The Alps experienced double of the 1°C climate warming compared to the global warming.
It is therefore highly necessary to take measures to prevent such natural catastrophies from happening, through precise climate models and disaster control organization.
Did you know that ...
... in July 2016 in 1140 of the 270 weather stations of ZAMG more than 40mm of rain fell in only 24 hours? In comparison: the average total rainfall in July in Austria is 130mm.
... Austria experiences 5 to 10 tornados each year?
... around 600 earthquakes are registered in Austria every year?
... www.hora.gv.at lets you know if you live in a danger zone?
Come and join us for our panel discussion on October 13th if you want to know more about how prevention is done to prevent disasters!