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Disaster Risk Modeling Can Be Romantic
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Disaster Risk Modeling Can Be Romantic

Rowan Douglas feels an emotional draw to statistical risk modeling of natural disasters.

“Two hundred years ago, we created the romantic period of English literature, where man became connected to nature,” the executive said. “We are now connecting to nature again, through the majesty of the modeled world.”

Douglas, an executive at the insurance brokerage and risk management firm Willis Towers Watson, led a panel Tuesday at a conference that brought almost a thousand people to Miami this week. Hosted by risk modeling company Risk Management Solutions, the “Exceedance” conference consisted of four days of panels and discussions with titles like, “Climate Conditioned View of Risk for Catastrophe Risk Management.”