Natural hazards research in geography has a long history and has evolved to incorporate the complexities of the physical and human environments, and their interactions. Our understanding of the dimensions of hazards continues to be ever changing. Although they have the characteristic of posing danger to the different social entities of our planet, nevertheless, this danger is not only the result of the natural vulnerability, but the result of the human systems and their associated vulnerabilities towards them. The conference “Natural hazards- lessons from the past, prevention and prediction” has a primary goal to gather all experts and members of professional societies from this research area in order to stimulate new ideas and their incorporation into lifelong quest to make society safer. Identification, risk management assessment and prevention with the use of modern technologies are the primary task in term of exchanging ideas in this field of investigation.