Global warming and its massive impact on extreme natural disasters is one of the uncomfortable realities of our era. At the same time, human influence on nature and environment, as result of unrestrained land use and progressive land consumption has led to an exponential increase in the risk of damage from natural hazards. This global trend is even intensified in fragile mountain regions such as the Alps. Traditional concepts of hazard prevention or disaster management are no longer sufficient in the present, global climatic change requires sustainable social adaptation processes for the protective system. Natural hazard engineering with its classic instruments of hazard planning, monitoring of hazard processes as well as technical and engineer-biological protective measures also requires systematic further development, on the one hand in the direction of holistic protection concepts, on the other hand in the direction of nature-based solutions. The perceptible limits of technical protection require a consistent analysis of extreme events and residual risk.
To address these issues the next international interdisciplinary conference INTERPRAEVENT 2024 will focus on “Natural hazards in a changing climate” with the guiding question: “How to manage risks under global warming?”. The INTERPRAEVENT 2024 will be organized as scientific-technical conference with six thematic sessions: