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Drivers of the 2013/14 winter floods in the UK
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Financial Institutions 2025 Risk Index
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Resilience Issue 6: Data Vision
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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.

Willis Research Network featured in Royal Society report

Jul 22, 2015

Inspiring innovations - Businesses using science in the UK...read more ›


Willis Group and Towers Watson Announce Merger

Jun 30, 2015

Willis and Towers Watson to combine, creating a leading advisory, broking and solutions firm...read more ›


Interactive Map of the Nepal Earthquake

Jun 15, 2015

The 2015 Nepal earthquake occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April, with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8Mw and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). The quake occurred as the result of tectonic plate movements along the fault line …...read more ›


30 Years Later: the Ontario Tornadoes of May 1985

Jun 05, 2015

On May 31, 1985, a deadly tornado outbreak struck the Northeastern United States and Canada, causing widespread property damage and loss of life. 30 years on, what has changed...read more ›


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 Saville...read more ›


Strong El Niño on the Way?

May 29, 2015

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a “substantial” El Niño ahead, but about a year ago we also had predictions of a strong El Niño that never arrived. Will it be different this time?...read 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?...read 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 institutions....read 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 vulnerability....read 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 solutions....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

Willis Group and Towers Watson Announce Merger
Jun 30, 2015 | read more ›

Interactive Map of the Nepal Earthquake
Jun 15, 2015 | read more ›

30 Years Later: the Ontario Tornadoes of May 1985
Jun 05, 2015 | read more ›

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

Strong El Niño on the Way?
May 29, 2015 | read more ›

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  • 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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