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Exploring the impact of compound events

Wednesday June 21, 2023

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Catastrophic events often are not driven by one process. Extreme coastal floods can coincide with strong winds, or damage from extreme rainfall can be amplified when following a wildfire. However, typical catastrophe models rarely look at the probability and impact of multi-peril compound events.
You will hear from expert speakers Dr Andrew Smith – Fathom’s COO and co-founder, alongside Balaji Mani and Dr Laura Owen – Catastrophe Model Developers from our partner, Reask.
In this CIWEM-accredited webinar, Fathom explores:
  • What are compound events?
  • To what extent are events like flooding, drought and wind connected?
  • What drives compound events?
  • How model vendors can work together to provide combined views of risk?

This certification is the third part of Fathom’s 3-part accredited CPD webinar series, hosted with CIWEM. 

Exploring the impact of compound events

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Other events in this series

Global scale flood model

Part 1 – An introduction to global scale flood modeling

The first session in our series, we present an introduction to global scale flood modelling. In this webinar we cover:
– What is global scale modelling and why is it needed?
– What are the considerations when building a global flood model and what are the challenges?
– What is the science behind these models and what can they teach us?
– How are these models being used in the real world?

When: 7 November 2023

Register here.

Part 2 – How can we model the impact of climate change on flood risk globally?

For engineers and water professionals, it is difficult o know where to start to understand climate’s impact on future risk. In this webinar, we will explore the latest research in this area, the challenges in representing climate change within large scale models and introduce Fathom’s Climate Change framework – our latest methodology for translating climate model outputs into relevant metrics for flood modelling.

When: 12 March 2024

Register here.

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