Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 927–930, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-927-2022

Special issue: Perspectives on challenges and step changes for addressing...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 927–930, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-927-2022

Invited perspectives 17 Mar 2022

Invited perspectives | 17 Mar 2022

Invited Perspectives: “Small country, big challenges – Switzerland's hazard prevention research”

Dorothea Wabbels and Gian Reto Bezzola

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Due to its geography and climate, densely populated Switzerland is often affected by water-related hazards such as surface runoff, floods, debris flows, landslides, rockfalls and avalanches. Almost every part of Switzerland is exposed to natural hazards, and anyone can be affected.
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