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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Water: Resource or Hazard? Workshop

25th March 2010, 09:00 to 26th March 2010, 17:00, St Mary's College

This two day workshop will focus on the impact of climate change on hazards and the development of engineering solutions to these humanitarian problems, and in particular, the need to develop improved capabilities for modelling the interaction between the climate and the ground to enable realistic predictions of future hazards.  These issues will be addressed by bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of participants comprising climate scientists, hydrologists, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and geographers from across Europe.

Speakers will include Professor Yu-Jun Cui from Université Paris-Est who leads the French National Project on the Impacts of Drought, Professor Christos Vrettos, Director of the Division of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Technische Universität Kaiserlautern who is a member of the International Technical Committees relating to Hazards and Eurocodes, and Dr Jelle Buma from Deltares, the Dutch National Research Institute who leads research into water-related issues including climate change impacts.

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