Workshop “Interactive Natural Hazard Models” on April 25 in Heimschuh

26th Mar 2019

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, co-Leader of EUSALP AG8, together with the Province of Styria and its partners from the Alpine region, will organize an interactive workshop for children and young people on the subject of natural hazard management with an exhibition of exciting natural hazard models and risk communication tools.
The event will be held on 25 April at the Wasserbauhof Heimschuh, near Seggau (Styria, Austria) and it aims at working with decision-makers, scientists, children and young people on current and future challenges of natural hazard risk management, in order to ensure sustainable development for future generations.
On the morning, more than 100 pupils form regional schools will have the opportunity to try out various interactive models, shape landscapes, learn the correct behavior in case of an extreme event in a playful way, and test and enhance their own knowledge about natural hazards. After lunch an expert panel will discuss current issues with respect to the communication of climate related natural hazards.
EUSALP AG8 focuses on the resilience to climate related risks, with emphasis on the knowledge transfer and exchange of good natural disaster risk reduction practices and climate change adaption, including communication campaigns addressed to different social groups. 
The goal of this event is to involve younger generations, including also multipliers, such as teachers and media, who can disseminate the acquired knowledge about risk management.