Natural Hazards

Natural hazards are physical phenomena that occur in nature and might be geophysical, hydrological, climatological, meteorological, or biological in nature. Natural hazards occur on a variety of time and area scales, and each is distinct in some way. Such tragedies result in significant human and material losses, which constitute a severe impediment to long-term growth. Lives and property can be safeguarded by providing accurate predictions and warnings in an easily accessible format, as well as educating people on how to safeguard for these kinds of threats before they become disasters. Severe and extreme weather and climatic phenomena are examples of natural hazards. Despite the fact that they can occur anywhere on the planet, some locations are more prone to specific hazards than others. When people's lives and livelihoods are devastated, natural disasters become disasters. The global yearly average loss in the built environment due to tropical cyclones (wind and storm surge), earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods is presently estimated to be US$314 billion.


  •     Earthquakes & Landslides
  •     New Technologies and Natural Disasters
  •     Floods, Windstorms & Wildfires
  •     Climate Change and Sustainability
  •     Forensics of liquefaction
  •     Seismic isolation
  •     Critical Energy Infrastructure
  •     Landslide-Structure-Interaction
  •     Hazard Prediction, Warning and Risk Management
  •     Soil-Structure Interaction
  •     Isolation and Energy Dissipation Devices
  •     Landslides Prevention and Mitigation 
  •     Instrumentation and Remote Sensing
  •     Urban Drainage Infrastructure 
  •     Storms, Hurricanes, Tropical Cyclones and Tsunamis 
  •     Drought impacts 
  •     Human contributions to climate risks
  •     Geomorphologic events