Latest Publications

Beyond Katrina: Lessons In Creating Resilient Communities
Aug 26, 2015 | read more ›

The impact of climate change on the UK insurance sector, September 2015
Aug 26, 2015 | read more ›

Willis Resilience
Aug 26, 2015 | read more ›

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The Willis Research Network participates in more than 35 conferences, seminars and industry events each year. Combined, the WRN and Willis Re arrange approximately 25 events annually. For more details on future events, contact

Upcoming Events

Global Insurance Forum

The 2016 Global Insurance Forum will take place June 12 – 15 at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Jun 12, 2016 | read more ›

FERMA Risk Management Forum 2015

Oct 04, 2015 | read more ›

Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing

Sep 17, 2015 | read more ›

Engineering for Climate Extremes

Aug 19, 2015 | read more ›

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Jun 03, 2015 | read more ›

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Past Events

International Insurance Society - 51st Annual Seminar

Jun 14, 2015 | read more ›

WRN Seminar: Exploring European Extremes

May 13, 2015 | read more ›

Willis at RIMS 2015

Apr 26, 2015 | read more ›

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be composed of three main segments of discussions: an Intergovernmental Segment, a Multi-Stakeholder Segment and a Public Forum.

Mar 14, 2015 | read more ›

Insurance 2015


Feb 03, 2015 | read more ›

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About WRN

As economic, social and environmental uncertainties increase, institutions and populations seek greater resilience to support sustainable growth. Science and insurance lay at the heart of understanding, managing and sharing these risks, building more secure futures at local and global scales.

The Willis Research Network (WRN) operates across the full spectrum of risk from natural catastrophe, to legal liability, financial and security issues linked across driving themes: Resilience, Security & Sustainable Growth; Managing Extremes; Insurance & Risk Management and Mastering the Modelled World.

All Members and activities are united by a common aim: improving resilience by integrating first class science into operational and financial decision-making across public and private institutions.

Latest News

Changing Cyber Risks
Oct 07, 2015 | read more ›

WRN Hurricane Commentary: Hurricane JOAQUIN
Oct 02, 2015 | read more ›

Sea Level Rise Study with comment from Dr Adam Sobel of Columbia University
Sep 30, 2015 | read more ›

Threats and Opportunities of Demographic Change: Asia
Sep 15, 2015 | read more ›

Interactive Map of Hurricane Katrina
Aug 28, 2015 | read more ›


Fast Facts

  • The WRN was formed in September 2006 to support leading academic research into extreme events, with a specific focus on responding to the challenges faced by businesses, insurers and governments
  • The WRN's membership spans the globe, counting more than 50 world-class universities, scientific research organisations and public policy institutions
  • Collectively, our members have published more than 100 papers in leading scientific journals
  • Nearly all of the WRN's research is freely available to the public and can be downloaded on our website

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