Lectures and seminars KI Contributes: Rising Waters, Rising Health Challenges - What can we learn from the Italian flood experience?

19-06-2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Three rescue workers drag a stretcher through a flooded street
Rescue operation during the floodings in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, spring 2023 Photo: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico

Floods and other forms of extreme weather events are occurring ever more frequently, and societies must prepare for it, on a national, regional and local level. In this webinar we will focus on how research can contribute to increased preparedness and improved response.

Date & time: 

19 June 2024 at 1-3 pm Swedish time


Online via Zoom Webinar


• Opening remarks by Associate Professor Petter Ljungman MD, expert coordinator in extreme weather, climate and health effects at the Centre for Health Crises, Karolinska Institutet

• Presentation of the results of the study Flood Preparedness and Response in Emilia-Romagna (Italy), by Giorgia Soldà MD, researcher Karolinska Institutet

• The Post-Flood Assessment Project for the Romagna Local Health Authority in Emilia-Romagna (Italy) - presentation by Martina Valente, post doc CRIMEDIM, Università del Piemonte Orientale

• A Global Overview – presentation by Professor Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Program for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

• Flood risks in Sweden: a focus on social vulnerability and human health – presentation by Professor Lars Nyberg, Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University

• Q&A and discussions


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Giorgia Solda Affiliated to Research