Heavy rains following eruptions can trigger
mudslides known as lahars. These have significant
erosive capacity, increasing the sediment load
in the lahar. When this material is added to river
systems it can result in flooding.
Image Credit: Joel Gill, King's College London, 2014
Interacting Natural Hazards
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About Us: Preparing for and responding to natural hazards could be improved by integrating information on natural hazard interactions and cascading effects, such as those described in the example from Santiaguito in Guatemala (left). These interactions are commonplace around the world but often not included in disaster management and risk reduction strategies. Our work aims to understand more about these processes and promote 'multi-hazard' approaches that consider and include them.
**Defining Multi-Hazard - Submission to UNISDR Terminology Discussions"
A short commentary on the importance of a clear, comprehensive definition of multi-hazard was submitted to the UNISDR review of terminology, through the Young Scientists Platform on DRR. Read the submission here.
**Interacting Natural Hazards Poster**
The team presented a poster on the theme of 'an interacting natural hazards approach to assessing disaster risk' at the June 2015 UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction Annual Conference. Download it here.
**2nd 'Dynamics and Impact of Interacting Natural Hazards' Workshop**
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What are hazard interactions and why is it important to study them?
In this article we attempt to present some working definitions, examples and further information about this area of work.
The InteractingHazards.com team are drawn from different backgrounds and institutions around the UK.