Welcome to the website of the 2018 Natech Risk Management Workshop!



The workshop has taken place from 5th to 7th September 2018 at the Kongresshotel Potsdam, in Potsdam, Germany. 

As the cases of hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, or earthquakes show, natural hazards or disasters can trigger extensive damage to chemical plants. Uncontrolled release of hazardous substances, fire, and explosions can not only endanger people but also significantly pollute the environment.

The overall objective of the workshop was the exchange of information between industry, authorities, other stakeholders, and science among OECD Member and Non-Member countries. The focus lay on presenting good practice examples, how Natech risks can be better considered in risk management, emergency planning, disaster management, climate change adaptation, and risk communication. Furthermore, recommendations and guidance concerning Natech prevention and Natech risk management in the light of sustainable development, disaster risks reduction, and climate change adaptation were developed.

For more information on the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents see: http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/chemical-accidents/