Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Extreme weather and climate risk analysis

 November 24 2021


24 November 2021 10:00
Room: Sala Riunioni S5

Speaker: Dr. Chahan Kropf, ETH Zurich


Societal impacts from natural disasters have steadily increased over the last decades and are
expected to follow the same path under climatic and socio-economic changes. It is thus
imperative to adapt our societies to this increasing risk. In order for decision makers to make
informed choices, models that can do risk assessment and adaptation option appraisal are
needed. In this talk, I will present you how the open-source and open-access Python tool
CLIMADA developed in the WCR-group at ETHZ tackles this challenge. In particular, we shall
discuss how to model natural hazards (physics), exposures (data science) and vulnerability (social
science). Finally, we will discuss how to include uncertainties and what are the challenges in
communicating the model outputs to other actors in the whole Disaster Risk Management cycle.