UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Zadnje novice / Latest News

Dr Lebar honoured by the Slovenian Association for Geodesy and Geophysics in 2021.

At the Annual Assembly of the Slovenian Association of Geodesy and Geophysics, held online on January 27, 2022, Dr Lebar Klaudija received the Annual Award 2021 for her achievements in the field of Hydrology.

Water Europe Member’s Newsletter January 2022 published online.

The January 2022 Monthly Member's Newsletter from Water Europe can be read online here.

International UNESCO Chairs Forum on the Futures of Higher Education on 24 January 2022.

the International UNESCO Chairs Forum on the Futures of Higher Education is being organized jointly by Italy and UNESCO at Expo 2020 Dubai to mark the International Day of Education 2022 on 24 January 2022. This event is in hybrid format and will be live-streamed on...

A double issue 34-35 of the journal UJMA (2020/21) published.

A new double issue of the professional journal UJMA 34-35 (2020/21) has been published on the website of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Ministry of Defence. The 546-page journal provides interesting and...

Paper published in journal UJMA on “High Waters and Floods in 2019 and 2020″.

Link to a published open-access paper in journal UJMA, 2020/21, 34-35, 128-137. Open access publication in Slovene with English abstract, pdf is available here.

Paper published in journal UJMA on “Hydrological Drought from January to April 2020″.

Link to a published open-access paper in journal UJMA, 2020/21, 34-35, 128-137. Open access publication in Slovene with English abstract, pdf is available here.

Paper published in journal UJMA on “Youth Workshops – The Protection of Waters and Safety against them”.

Link to a published open-access paper in journal UJMA, 2020/21, 34-35, 444-450. Open access publication in Slovene with English abstract, pdf is available here.

EU project BORIS Newsletter December 2021 published.

The EU project BORIS, acronym stands for "Cross BOrder RISk assessment for increased prevention and preparedness in Europe", we are project partner of, published its first Newsletter.

A new Flood Risk Management master thesis defended.

In the framework of the international master study programme Flood Risk Management, recently another international student was defending successfully his MSc thesis: Marcos Alexopoulos: Use of the reanalysis products for the hydrological rainfall-runoff modelling:...

Water Europe Member’s Newsletter December 2021 published online.

The December 2021 Monthly Member's Newsletter from Water Europe can be read online here.

PLANNED ACTIONS IN 2022:

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics" 2022-2027

(approved for 6 years)

Basic ARRS project "Erosional processes on coastal flysch cliffs and their risk assessment"

(on-going 2020-2023)

Basic ARRS project "Deciphering the sensitivity of rock faces to climatic changes and freeze-thaw cycles in permafrost-free regions"

(on-going 10.2021 – 9.2024)

Targeted ARRS project "Methodology development for computing high-flow waves on the basis of extreme rainfall events"

(on-going 10.2021-3.2023)

CELSA Collaborative Research Project "Rainfall interception experimentation and modelling for enhanced impact analysis of nature-based solutions"

(1.10.2021 – 30.9.2023)

COST Action "Minimizing naturally and technologically induced geo-hazards"

(proposed for 2022)

IPL Project "Deciphering the sensitivity of rock faces to climatic changes and freeze-thaw cycles in permafrost-free regions"

(proposed for 2021-2024)

COST Action "Cascading Geohazard Models & Risk Awareness Raising in joint XR-environments"

(proposed for 2022)

COST Action "Land use/cover changes from 19th century and their impact on the environment"

(proposed for 2022)

IPL Project "World-wide-web-based Landslide Observatory (W3bLO)".

(proposed for 2022-2025)

CHAIR ACTIONS IN 2021:

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics" 2017-2021

(active action in 2021)

Basic ARRS project "Erosional processes on coastal flysch cliffs and their risk assessment"

(on-going 2020-2023)

Targeted ARRS project "Methodology development for computing high-flow waves on the basis of extreme rainfall events"

(on-going 10.2021-3.2023)

DAREFFORT (DAnube River Basin Enhanced Flood FORecasting CooperaTion)

(on going 2018-2021)

CELSA Collaborative Research Project "Rainfall interception experimentation and modelling for enhanced impact analysis of nature-based solutions"

(1.10.2021 – 30.9.2023)

COST Action "Minimizing naturally and technologically induced geo-hazards"

(proposed for 2022)

COST Action "Cascading Geohazard Models & Risk Awareness Raising in joint XR-environments"

(proposed for 2021)

COST Action "Land use/cover changes from 19th century and their impact on the environment"

(proposed for 2021)

CHAIR ACTIONS IN 2020:

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics" 2017-2021

(active action in 2020)

Bilateral ARRS-China Research Project "Evaluation of intelligent learning techniques for prediction of hydrological data: useful case"

(on-going 2018-2020)

Annual Meeting of the representatives of the National Committees of IHP from the Danube River Basin

(on-line on October 21, 2020)

Basic ARRS project "Erosional processes on coastal flysch cliffs and their risk assessment"

(on-going 2020-2023)

DAREFFORT (DAnube River Basin Enhanced Flood FORecasting CooperaTion)

(on going 2018-2021)

Workshop of the representatives of the National Committees of IHP from II. Region of UNESCO

(on-line on October 22, 2020)

CHAIR ACTIONS IN 2019:

World Construction Forum 2019

(April 8 – 11, 2019, Ljubljana)

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics" 2017-2021

(active action in 2019)

Bilateral ARRS-DAAD Research Project "Stochastic rainfall models for rainfall erosivity evaluation" 2018-2019

(active action in 2019)

Bilateral ARRS-China Research Project "Evaluation of intelligent learning techniques for prediction of hydrological data: useful case"

(on-going 2018-2020)

DAREFFORT (DAnube River Basin Enhanced Flood FORecasting CooperaTion)

(on going 2018-2021)

COST LAND4FLOOD Project

Natural Flood Retention on Private Land (CA16209)

(active action in 2019)

CHAIR ACTIONS IN 2018:

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics" 2017-2021

(active action in 2018)

Bilateral ARRS-DAAD Research Project "Stochastic rainfall models for rainfall erosivity evaluation" 2018-2019

(active action in 2018)

Bilateral ARRS-China Research Project "Evaluation of intelligent learning techniques for prediction of hydrological data: useful case"

(on-going 2018-2020)

DAREFFORT (DAnube River Basin Enhanced Flood FORecasting CooperaTion)

approved for 2018-2021

COST LAND4FLOOD Project

Natural Flood Retention on Private Land (CA16209)

(active action in 2018)

CHAIR ACTIONS IN 2017:

4th World Landslide Forum

(May 29 – June 2, 2017, Ljubljana)

3rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region

Co-organised together with the Slovenian Geological Survey (11. – 13. October, 2017, Ljubljana).

Natural Disasters Summer School

(May 21 – June 10, 2017, Ljubljana)

Water Center of Excellence in Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction

(approved at WLF4 in Ljubljana for 2017-2020)

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics"

(approved for 2017-2021)

More room for water initiative

CHAIR INAUGURATION CEREMONY 2016:

UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction (WRDRR) was inaugurated during a ceremony on December 1, 2016.

 

The video address of Ms. Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros, Director of the Division of Water Sciences, and Secretary, International Hydrological Programme, Natural Sciences Sector UNESCO.

Academic Staff of the UNESCO Chair

From left: N. Bezak, S. Rusjan, M. Brilly, M. Mikoš, M. Šraj, A. Kryžanowski, A. Vidmar.

Distinguished Guests at the UNESCO Chair Inauguration Ceremony.

From left: UL Rector Prof. I. Svetlik, UNESCO Chair holder Prof. M. Mikoš, Chairman IHP Committee Prof. M., Brilly, UNESCO Chairman Prof. S. Pejovnik.

Media Interview.

UNESCO Chairholder Prof. M. Mikoš.

During the Press Conference.

The Deputy Director-General of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Mr. B. Dervodel.

During the Press Conference.

The Chairman of the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO Prof. S. Pejovnik.

During the Press Conference.

The Rector of the University of Ljubljana Prof. I. Svetlik.

During the Press Conference.

The Chairman of the Slovenian Committee for UNESCO IHP Prof. M. Brilly.
Damages caused by water-related disasters, such as floods or rainfall-induced landslides, continue to increase all over the world, while available water resources are becoming increasingly scarce, causing damages, such as those due to droughts. The research activities undertaken by the newly established UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction (WRDRR) will be an intricate part of joint worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risks and to mitigate their unavoidable consequences.

The planned activities relate to risk reduction of water-related disasters due to floods and accompanying erosion phenomena. The problem has contemporary relevance in Slovenia and elsewhere in the world. Today, we mostly encounter the impacts of: climate change and anthropogenic actions as a response to hazards and the changed way of our life, subject to cultural and developmental diversity related to the society’s sensitivity, and development of new technologies and risk reduction actions.

Through an integrated approach to research and doctoral study programmes we will develop new solutions suitable for local natural and cultural conditions.