11th Group Meeting - Science-policy-practice workshop for improved management of compound events and multi-hazard risks

To date, research on compound events and multi-hazard risk has focused more on the physical understanding of processes that drive hazards than on improving preparedness and management of events. Consequently, DAMOCLES held a two-day workshop in Glasgow January 2023 to better understand the critical research questions relating to compound events and/or multi-hazard risk management. The workshop was attended by ~40 policymakers, decision-makers, practitioners and researchers from a range of sectors including energy, (re)insurance, health, transport, water management and disaster risk reduction. An excerpt of the main outcomes highlights the rich reflections shared during the workshop; offers key recommendations for best practice going forward; and suggests a range of opportunities to enhance science-policy-practice interactions within compound events and multi-hazard management.