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IBS Speaker Series: What is your role in warning systems to cope with disasters and climate change?

September 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rescue raft in high water near houses

In-person or via Zoom link: – email for password.

*Light lunch served at 1145, please RSVP.

Speaker: Victor Marchezini

Abstract: Social and climate crises call for the development of multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary methods that can subsidy disaster risk management and climate change adaptation policies. In the international context, the International Science Council, International Social Science Council and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction have launched the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk program to foster a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the challenges posed by disasters, mitigating their impacts, and enhancing the mechanisms for public policies formulation. To face this challenge, how can we develop multi- and interdisciplinary research methods, and approaches that can support the formulation of disaster risk management policies? How can we develop a methodology to put into action the United Nations’ recommendation regarding the need of building of people-centered, and multi-hazards warning systems? Looking forward to answer these questions, the talk will discuss preliminary findings of a convergence research method to support the formulation of people-centered, and multi-hazard warning systems (related to floods, landslides and droughts). The research has been developed in partnership with researchers from the National Early Warning and Monitoring Center of Natural Hazards (Cemaden), Brazil, and the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder.

photo of Victor Marchezini

Bio:  Victor Marchezini has studied the sociology of disasters in Latin America and Caribbean since 2004 ( He worked as disaster risk analyst in the monitoring room of the National Early Warning and Monitoring Center of Natural Hazards (Cemaden) (2012-2014). Since 2014 he has worked as researcher at Cemaden, bridging scientists, practitioners, communities and policymakers. One result of this collective effort was the free e-book entitled Reduction of Vulnerability to Disasters: From Knowledge to Action ( Victor is also professor at the Doctorate Program on Earth System Science at the National Institute for Space Research (CCST/INPE), and at the Postgraduate Program on Disaster Science, a joint initiative between São Paulo State University (ICT/UNESP) and Cemaden. Currently, he is postdoctoral visiting researcher at Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder (funded by São Paulo Research Foundation – Grant number: 2018/06093-4). Twitter account: @VMarchezini.



September 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Natural Hazards Center
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