Natural Hazards

A natural hazard is a natural phenomenon that might have a negative effect on people or the environment. More specifically, the term "natural hazard" refers to all atmospheric, hydrologic, geologic (especially seismic and volcanic), and wildfire phenomena that, because of their location, severity, and frequency, have the potential to affect humans, their structures, or their activities adversely.

Articles and insights about managing natural hazard risks

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  1. Article

    How will climate change impact power generation? 

    Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the World Economic Forum had highlighted1), that climate change was the greatest threat to businesses and industries.

  2. Report

    Are Norwegian cities prepared for extreme weather?

    A large survey carried out by If P&C Insurance in Norway, together with the CICERO Centre for Climate Research has found that Stavanger is the country’s best climate-adapted municipality.

    2019 / 11 / 21
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    When the storm arrives

    Severe storms and hurricane seasons seem to be more a new normal than an anomaly. To better help clients, If has developed new ways to prepare for the risks.

  2. Article

    Wind of change

    The rise of renewables is one of the biggest changes in the global energy supply. Transmission capacity and networks play a central role in our future energy system, introducing also new and emerging risks.

  3. Snow load

    – a challenge for property owners In the Nordic region, last winter gave us an exceptional amount of snow. Because of this, our clients and customers experienced more snow load-related damages than would normally be expected.

    2018 / 11 / 27

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