Proceedings from the 2014 Understanding Risk Forum

Number of pages: 152 p.
These proceedings highlight the discussions that took place during the third biennial Understanding Risk (UR) Forum, where over a five-day period, the UR community— scientists, modellers, economists, psychologists, disaster risk management practitioners, and policy makers—explored better ways of “Producing Actionable Information.”

The articles are organized into seven categories that reflect the range of topics covered during the event: (i) Risk and uncertainty; (ii) Data; (iii) Risk modelling; (iv) Financing and insurance; (v) Psychology of risk; (vi) Building resilience and (vii) Partnerships. All of the articles explore how to improve the way we provide decision makers with robust, credible, and trusted information that will be used to build a more resilient future.