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IRI Climate and Society Briefing

Date:September 20, 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Auditorium, Palisades, NY
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The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society presents a Climate and Society briefing, "Risk Management in the Latin American Observatory" by Angel Muņoz, Graduate Research Fellow.

The Latin American Observatory is a regional partnership aimed at providing science-based tools for decision makers, fostering collaborations that improve capacity building, outreach and research. It is discussed in this seminar how climate information and local vulnerability maps are used in the Observatory to provide a probabilistic approach to risk assessment and management in different sectors, considering an inter-dependence between vulnerability and hazards. The approach is illustrated using a case study for the so called "Vargas Disaster" (Venezuela, 1999).

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