UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

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Bilten Slovenske nacionalne komisije za UNESCO junij 2022.

Izšel je nov Bilten Slovenske nacionalne komisije za UNESCO za junij 2022. Kot pdf dokument je na voljo tukaj.

UNESCO Venice Regional Office Biannual Newsletter Bridges: Issue 2 2021 (July-December) published online.

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe published the latest biannual newsletter Bridges: Issue 2 2021 (July-December), which is now as an e-Newsletter available online on UNESDOC Digital Library via this link:...

Best Presentation Award received at 5th ReSyLAB, Rijeka, Croatia, 2022.

Our co-authored paper "Rock Frost Weathering and Rockfall Activity Assessment in Slovenia", presented at the 5th Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region, March 23-26, 2022, Rijeka, Croatia, was given the Best Presentation Award by the Symposium...

Acta hydrotechnica CiteScore 2021 = 1.5.

The journal Acta hydrotechnica achieved the CiteScore 2021 of 1.5. The details on the SCOPUS webpage are available here.

58th EurAqua Members Meeting June 21-22, 2022.

The University of Ljubljana as the EurAqua member has received an invitation to the 58th Meeting of the EurAqua members to be held in Bucharest, Romania, on June 21-22, 2022. The draft Agenda is here. We are planning to be present online.

Registration open for the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 7-8 December 2022, at UNESCO HQ in Paris.

The UN-Water Summit is the culminating event of the 2022 campaign “Groundwater: making the invisible visible”, implemented by the dedicated UN-Water Task Force and co-coordinated by UNESCO and the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), on...

EU project BORIS Deliverable D4.2 “State of the art of tools for seismic risk, flood risk and multi-risk assessment” published online.

The EU project BORIS, we are a project partner of, published online its first deliverable D4.1 entitled “State of the art of tools for seismic risk, flood risk and multi-risk assessment“.

EU project BORIS Deliverable D4.1 “Guidelines for cross-border risk assessment: Shared framework for single and multi-risk assessment at cross-border sites” published online.

The EU project BORIS, we are a project partner of, published online its first deliverable D4.1 entitled “Guidelines for cross-border risk assessment: Shared framework for single and multi-risk assessment at cross-border sites“.

UNESCO Chair Mid-term Progress Report May 2020 – April 2022 submitted.

We have today submitted our UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction Mid-term Progress Report for the period May 2020 - April 2022 to the UNITWIN Secretariat. Here you can see a list of all UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks.

LARAM School 2022, September 5-16, registration deadline approaching.

The LARAM School 2022 (www.laram.unisa.it) will be held from Monday 5 to Friday 16 September (in hybrid mode, with some students and teachers connected online) in Salerno. We will also host the 3rd LARAM Honour Lecture. The next LARAM Lecturer will be announced in the...

PLANNED ACTIONS IN 2023:

Research Programme "Water Science and Technology, and Geotechnics"

(2022-2027)

Interreg Central Europe project iResilienCE

(submitted)

Interreg Central Europe project RERISK

(submitted)

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)

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

(2022-2025)

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

(2021-2024)

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 2022)

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

(proposed for 2022)

CHAIR 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"

(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)".

(2022-2025)

CHAIR ACTIONS IN 2021:

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

(active action in 2021)

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

(1.10.2021 – 30.9.2023)

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)

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.