Environmental risk analysis is often undertaken and assessed on a hazard-by-hazard basis. However, interactions between environmental hazards can generate impacts that are different to, or greater than, the effects of individual hazards. These interactions between multiple hazards can include:
- one hazard "triggering" another (e.g. rainfall and landslides)
- the consequence of one hazard "amplifying" the potential impact of a subsequent one (e.g. rainfall ground saturation and subsequent flooding)
- compound, "coincident" hazards (e.g. high temperature and drought leading to water shortages)
The programme will include a summary of a review recently undertaken by BGS on research and industry practice in respect of multi-hazards. It will also introduce ongoing work commissioned by CCC on climate change multi-hazards.
This event, organised as part of the NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure programme, will highlight two projects from the programme.
The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) is a five-year, £5m initiative, which is driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers. It provides sound evidence for the identification and assessment of environmental risks and their impacts on infrastructure, translating the latest research into industry-relevant outputs.
More information including a database describing all 50 projects is available on CIRIAs site: https://www.ciria.org/nerc
And NERCs site: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/innovation/activities/infrastructure/envrisks
This event will showcase recent NERC ERIIP-funded projects that tackle multi-hazards and their effects on infrastructure.
Attendees at this webinar will:
- hear directly from the academics involved in ERIIP funded projects, and have an opportunity to ask questions about the projects
- examine the impact funded projects have had on industry to date
- have an opportunity to identify project outputs that may be transferable to their businesses
- develop understanding of what academics are working on outside of the ERIIP programme.
10:00 Welcome and overview of the NERC ERIIP Programme
Dr Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
10:05 Industry perspective on multi-hazards
Dr Hugo Winter, EDF Energy
10:20 Understanding climate change effect on risks within the natural
and built environment, and infrastructure sectors
Dr Paul Munday, WSP
10:35 Review of environmental multi-hazards research and risk assessments
Dr Roxana L. Ciurean & Dr Joel Gill, British Geological Survey
10:55 RV-DSS: An industry-friendly resilience-based interdependency assessment tool –
Dr Donya Hajializadeh, University of Surrey &
Dr Maryam Imani, Anglia Ruskin University
11:10 Combination Hazard of Extreme rainfall, storm Surge & high Tide
on estuarine infrastructure (CHEST)
Prof Tom Coulthard, University of Hull
11:25 Playing games to understand multiple hazards
Prof Simon Tett, University of Edinburgh
Who should attend
Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Risks Engineer, Resilience Managers, Consultants
Wednesday 10th July 2019
10:00 - 11:45
Free for all to attend
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