The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has today (12 May) issued a Risk Alert to raise awareness around the financial risks posed by climate change. We are asking all actuaries, whichever field they are working in, to consider how the implications of climate change affect their work, actions and decision making.
The World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council holds its annual session from 10 to 17 May, with a focus on strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather. Continue reading
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have developed novel ultrafiltration membranes that improve the virus-removal process from treated municipal wastewater used for drinking in water-scarce cities. Continue reading
Increased sea-level rise and land subsidence in the future mean that 50% more people will be exposed to coastal flooding by 2080, according to a study by scientists in the Netherlands. Continue reading