Hidrološko izrazje – Terminology in Hydrology: 1418 terms in 4 languages (English, German, French, Slovenian) published by Mikoš et al. in 2002 in Acta hydrotechnica, 20(32), 3-324.
20 years after the publication of this university textbook on water-related disasters at University of Ljubljana
World Construction Forum 2019 in Ljubljana (April 8 – 11, 2019) successfully finished. Over 600 participants from 43 countries could follow nearly 100 oral presentations, including Forum plenary and keynote session presentations.
A successful meeting with Professor Jing Peng, Vice President, and Mr. Jindong Cai, Division of International Cooperation, the two representatives from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China was held on April 5, 2019 in Ljubljana, discussing potential fields of collaboration between the UNESCO Chair on WRDRR from Ljubljana and the IWHR from Beijing.
link to IWHR institute in Beijing, China
Nature-Based Solutions for Water published as the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018
World Centre of Excellence in Landslide Risk Reduction 2017-2020 at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana (UL FGG)
Link to IPL World Centres of Excellence web page
IPL-225 Project “Recognition of potentially hazardous torrential fans using geomorphometric methods and simulating fan formation.” at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana (UL FGG)
A successful meeting with the representatives from UNESCO Chair on Intersectoral Safety for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, SPRINT-Lab, University of Udine, Italy was held on February 18, 2019 in Ljubljana, discussing potential fields of collaboration: World Construction Forum 2019 in Ljubljana, ICL 5th World Landslides Forum in Kyoto 2020, and in the MUVEx Network that takes care for UNESCO VISUS Programme.
link to UNESCO Chair in Udine, Italy
link to VISUS (Visual Inspections for defining Safety Upgrading Strategies) Methodology
link to WCF2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Ljubljana UNESCO Chair contributed to a survey on the activities of 34 UNESCO Chairs from seven countries of the Northern Hemisphere (Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom) to assess the contribution of the chairs toward the UN SDGs.
University of Ljubljana UNESCO Chair report for the activities in the period 2016-18 as a part of the UNESCO-KU-ICL-UNITWIN Report
Link to all UNESCO-KU-ICL-UNITWIN reports
University of Ljubljana UNESCO Chair talk at the 7th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Sustainable Development Dialogue on “Integrated Water Management in the 21st Century: Addressing Imminent Challenges” held in Budapest, Hungary (September 12, 2018)
University of Ljubljana UNESCO Chair talk at the International Inaugural Symposium for UNESCO Chair on Water, Energy and Disaster Management for Sustainable Development (WENDI), Kyoto, Japan (July 30, 2018)
University of Ljubljana UNESCO Chair poster at the 25th Anniversary of UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, Paris, France (October 31, 2017)
Prof. Mojca Šraj contributed to a paper on “Changing climate shifts timing of European floods”
link to Science, 11 Aug 2017: Vol. 357, Issue 6351, pp. 588-590, DOI: 10.1126/science.aan2506
3rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region successfully finished (October 11 – 13, 2017)
Jemec Auflič et al Landslides 2017a
University of Ljubljana UNESCO Chair poster at the 1st International Conference on Mobilizing UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for policy action towards 2030, Geneva, Switzerland (July 5 – 7, 2017)
International Conference on Mobilizing UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for policy action towards 2030 on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme, Geneva, Switzerland (July 5 – 7, 2017)
Geneva milestone accepted at the conference
Results of the 2017 Geneva Chairs Conference
1st Conference web page
UNESCO News on the 1st Conference
Posters of the 1st Conference
4th World Landslide Forum successfully finished (Ljubljana, May 29 – June 2, 2017)
Verbovšek et al Geologija 2017
Alcantara-Ayala et al Int J Disaster Risk Sci 2017
2. slovenski kongres o vodah successfuly finished (Olimje, April 19 – 20, 2017)
Varna pitna voda mora imeti svojo ceno – Nizkoogljična družba: voda, hrana, energija in podnebne spremembe
Slovenija in 3. svetovna konferenca Združenih narodov o zmanjšanju tveganja nesreč = Slovenia and the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, 2015
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030
Seven global targets are:
(a) Substantially reduce global disaster mortality by 2030, aiming to lower the average per 100,000 global mortality rate in the decade 2020–2030 compared to the period 2005–2015;
(b) Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower the average global figure per 100,000 in the decade 2020–2030 compared to the period 2005–2015;
(c) Reduce direct disaster economic loss in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030;
(d) Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030;
(e) Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020;
(f) Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030;
(g) Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030.
Priorities for Action are:
Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk.
Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk.
Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience.
Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.