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March 2011

ENHANS Pretoria Workshop Recommendations

Fulfilling a mandate from the ENHANS International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa which was held in Pretoria, South Africa, in January 2011, a comprehensive recommendations document was prepared by a working group. Based on a summary of specific needs, challenges and achievements regarding natural hazards on the African continent, detailed recommendations are given in order to promote interdisciplinary science and education and to improve monitoring and prediction of extreme natural hazards for the benefit of society.

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Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:00

January 2011

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Mon, 07/02/2011
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UN-SPIDER at ENHANS International Workshop “Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa”

The Extreme Natural Hazards And Societal Implications (ENHANS) International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa was held in Pretoria, South Africa, from 17 to 20 January 2011. The Workshop was hosted by the Aon Benfield Natural Hazard Centre, University of Pretoria, and sponsored by ENHANS/International Council for Science (ICSU), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Fri, 04/02/2011 - 12:31

ENHANS International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa, Pretoria, 17-20 January 2011

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The Pretoria Workshop will analyse major topics related to extreme natural events and disaster risk A special GOOS (Global Oceanic Observing System) session at the Pretoria workshop will focus on the importance of maintaining sustained ocean observing systems both to prevent and mitigate disasters, where possible, but also in order to rapidly bring observing assets to bear in post disaster relief efforts. Both natural coastal inundation hazards, such as storm surges and tsunamis, as well as anthropogenic hazards, such as oil spills, will be discussed, with focus on African concerns.

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-26

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28

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17/01/2011 to 20/01/2011

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Pretoria

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1

2010 The Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguaçu, 8–12 August 2010

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The major event will be a Union symposium "Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean". The symposium will contribute to better understanding of physical phenomena behind natural hazards and to disaster risk analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean region and will promote further research in an interdisciplinary framework focused on natural hazards, risk assessment and reduction.

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-26

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-55

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08/08/2010 to 12/08/2010
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