Latest Publications

Drivers of the 2013/14 winter floods in the UK
Jun 01, 2015 | read more ›

Resilience Issue 6: Data Vision
May 20, 2015 | read more ›

CEDIM Forensic Disaster Analysis Group on Nepal Earthquake
Apr 28, 2015 | read more ›

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Read all of the news about our activities at the Willis Research Network. The latest ten articles are below. Or you can choose to view either our internal news and press releases or news articles that mention us in the press using the navigation on the left.

Data analytics is helping us to forecast extreme weather

Jun 01, 2015

Climate variability and change represent extraordinary challenges for the risk management community. Where should we focus research efforts in the future? By Geoffrey more ›

Hurricane Katrina - What have we learnt?

May 20, 2015

Hurricane Katrina caused the deaths of thousands of people and wreaked havoc on an entire region. A similar catastrophe could happen at any time, so what can we do about it? more ›

Exploring European Extremes

May 18, 2015

Based in London, led and sponsored by Willis, a global insurance broker, the Willis Research Network was formed in 2006 to integrate science, insurance and resilience at a scale never before envisaged. It has become the world’s largest collaboration between public science and the financial sector with a membership of around fifty leading research more ›

Earthquake and Underinsurance: Twin Scourges of Nepal

May 06, 2015

Nepal is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. The recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which marked the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, is a strong testament to the country’s more ›

Catastrophe Model Developer position opening

May 05, 2015

We are very pleased to announce an opening for a Cat Model Developer position that will seek to strengthen the dynamic Analytics & Model Development team. The candidate is expected to have strong programming skills, excellent understanding of probability theory and be keen to join an enthusiastic team that translates latest science and technology into client more ›

Today's analytics – changing our understanding of the past and the future of risk

Apr 29, 2015

The future is not what it used to be. Neither is the past. As we build our stores of data and begin to analyse this data we are discovering correlations and trends that had not been readily apparent in the past. These correlations are challenging, if not upending, the way we look at the future. Still, as the proverbial black swans become increasingly grey, we know that data cannot entirely predict future more ›

Valuing Nature, Building Resilience

Apr 22, 2015

It seems difficult to imagine a time when a clean environment was an afterthought and the well-being of the planet wasn’t linked to human well-being. The first Earth Day in 1970 was the beginning of raising environmental awareness across more ›

Are You Safe From Tsunamis?

Apr 07, 2015

While the devastating Asian Tsunamis of 2004 and 2011 left us in no doubt of the threat in that region, people in Europe and the Caribbean generally consider themselves safe. more ›

Willis Re Introduces New Suite of Flood Analytics for Canada Insurance Market

Mar 19, 2015

TORONTO, March 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, has today unveiled a new suite of flood solutions offering unprecedented analytical capabilities that will enable insurers to proactively manage Canada flood more ›

UCL Engineering research highlighted in Science Museum's new exhibition

Mar 19, 2015

UCL's Professor Tiziana Rossetto and WRN Fellow Joshua Macabuag are featured at the Science Museum's newly launched 'Engineer Your Future' exhibition, along with other UCL Engineering 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

Data analytics is helping us to forecast extreme weather
Jun 01, 2015 | read more ›

Hurricane Katrina - What have we learnt?
May 20, 2015 | read more ›

Exploring European Extremes
May 18, 2015 | read more ›

Earthquake and Underinsurance: Twin Scourges of Nepal
May 06, 2015 | read more ›

Catastrophe Model Developer position opening
May 05, 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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