This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY this year.
About the Workshop
Since 1975, the Natural Hazards Center has hosted the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Colorado. Today the workshop brings together federal, state, and local mitigation and emergency management officials and planning professionals; representatives of nonprofit, private sector, and humanitarian organizations; hazards and disaster researchers; and others dedicated to alleviating the impacts of disasters.
This year’s theme: Active Hope in an Era of Environmental Extremes
The past year has brought record-shattering disasters that cause great harm and suffering from massive storms to catastrophic wildfires. Millions that are affected are already at the margins of society. COVID-19 has added to the misery, killing thousands of people globally. And with climate change, these environmental extremes will increase in frequency and severity.
How can we maintain hope in this era of environmental extremes? Can our community set an agenda for a resilient future, even while so many are stuck in seemingly endless cycles of disaster loss and disruption?
These questions and many other pressing issues will be answered in this workshop by looking at the lens of active hope. Active hope is about recognizing our present conditions and establishing what we desire for ourselves, our communities, and the organizations where we work.
For further details, click on this link: 45th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.