- 14th May 2018
- Posted by: Joanne Woodhouse
- Category: News
JBA staff will be attending the Understanding Risk (UR) Forum in Mexico City from 14-18 May 2018.
UR is a global community of 7,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment.
The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight ground-breaking work, facilitate non-traditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification.
We will be on-hand during the week to meet with you to discuss our consulting services and risk products, which include flood hazard modelling and maps, cat models, flood forecasting systems, disaster risk financing, software systems, and nature based solutions. We are also co-organising two side events at UR2018:
Discussions on DRR tools and the exchange of hazard, exposure and vulnerability data
Tuesday 15 May 9:00am – 1:00pm:
A session for creators and users of DRR tools and data to learn of existing efforts, and to explore new possibilities. Aimed at fostering an open environment for exchanging data and metadata, it promotes opportunities to increase software interoperability.
We would like to nurture the growth of a broad and open ecosystem of tools and data that can be made available to DRR Practitioners.
We need your help! Come to this session and share the work you are doing in developing DRR tools and data and meet others who are working in the same space.
Green walls: using nature to manage nature’s risks
Tuesday 15 May 2:00pm – 6:00pm
This interactive session will explore the state of play with respect to the tools and evidence available to evaluate, visualise and communicate the risks and opportunities associated with Nature Based Solutions. The expert panel will discuss recent Nature Based studies in a variety of environments (e.g. coastal, urban, basin-wide) and in a range of countries. They will report on the approaches used, successes and challenges, and areas where new data, research and financing instruments are required.
The session will explore established, adopted and emerging tools and techniques used, for instance, to evaluate the physical effectiveness of Nature Based Solutions, the economics of Nature Based Solutions, and visualisation and communication approaches.
JBA provides a range of technical assistance services to several International Financial Institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank. Our flood maps, cat models, flood forecasting, software systems and associated consulting services are all contributing to a better understanding of flood and weather risk, building more resilient societies across the world.