Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

42nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

Sunday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, Colorado


Knowledge to Action: Reducing Hazards Losses and Promoting Disaster Resilience

About the Workshop: Since 1975, the Natural Hazards Center has hosted the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop for 400 federal, state, and local emergency officials; representatives of nonprofit and humanitarian organizations; hazards researchers; disaster consultants; and others dedicated to alleviating the impacts of disasters.


Our Theme: With each passing year, the hazards and disaster community accumulates more and more knowledge on the causes and consequences of extreme events. Simultaneously, the number of people negatively affected—due to population growth, climate change, unsustainable development, poor land use planning, rising inequality, and numerous other challenges—continues to climb. The result is a disproportionate loss of life among the world’s poorest people and lopsided economic losses in the wealthiest nations.

That's why this year's theme is Knowledge to Action: Reducing Hazards Losses and Promoting Disaster Resilience. The 2017 Natural Hazards Workshop will address this paradox with sessions that promote an exchange of ideas about how we can move knowledge into action, including in households, in businesses, in the classroom, in communities, and everywhere policy is made and implemented.

We are planning sessions that highlight strategies and programs with a strong foundation in theory and research—that is, evidence-based approaches. Other sessions will focus on how these initiatives are created, funded, implemented, evaluated, and maintained in different contexts.


What's Next: We're currently creating our sessions based on the contribution of our community members. When that's complete, we'll have more information and a complete schedule here, so check back soon!

And don't forget, you'll need a personal invitation to register for the Workshop. If you're already on the invitation list, visit the signup page to make sure we have your most recent information. If you'd like us to add you (or someone you know) to the list, contact Jolie Breeden at jolie.breeden@colorado.edu.