From June 5th to June 7th 2017, IGG and the Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies will host the international workshop “Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience – DR3”, aimed to present and discuss the most advanced research regarding the societal needs for facing natural risks and to propose new research lines for scoping a possible call for proposal to be launched by the interested funding agencies among the members of the Belmont Forum (https://www.belmontforum.org/).
The workshop counts among its participants some of the most renowned international experts in the analysis and planning of disaster risk resilience and reduction. Dr. Fabio Guzzetti, dr. Antonello Provenzale, dr. Fabrizio Piana (CNR researchers), together with prof. Fabio Castelli (University of Florence) and dr Warner Marzocchi (INGV) will represent the Italian delegation. The programme of the workshop sees two full days of scientific discussion led by the experts followed by a meeting of the interested funding agencies. The discussion will be the focussed around three main themes: the most advanced findings in scientific research regarding the forecast of natural hazards, the need of inter- and intra- disciplinary collaboration on disaster reduction and the design of a roadmap for the implementation of reduction and resilience strategies with government, scientific community, NGOs and citizens. The workshop will take place in the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence and the participants will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition “Beauty Saved” at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, that shows the efforts of restoring the cultural heritage of Florence after the 1966 flood.