Annual Workshop & Keynote Lecture
10th October 2018
Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College
IHRR held a day of events to mark The International Day for Disaster Reduction. This day was started in 1989, following a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13th October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
As internationally-recognised leaders in developing resilient, research-informed approaches to hazard and risk, IHRR are marking The International Day for Disaster Reduction by showcasing our research.
Some of the presentations from the day can be found on the programme below.
Existing research projects (15-minute presentations, 5-minute questions)
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome by Prof. Louise Bracken, Executive Director
09:00 – 09:20 Sim Reaney: Flood Hazards in Nepal: Sources, models and mitigation
09.20 - 09.40 David Toll: Using soil to engineer solutions to natural hazards
09.40 - 10.00 Hanna Ruszczyk: Reconceptualizing urban risk
10.00 – 10.20 Claire Horwell: Health interventions in volcanic eruptions
10.20 – 10.40 Alex Densmore & Katie Oven: The use of science in earthquake risk reduction: reflections from Nepal
10.40 – 11.00 Ed Llewellin: Lava flows on Kilauea - a disaster in slow-motion
11:00 – 11:30 Tea and coffee
11:30 – 11:50 Nick Rosser: Landslides, earthquakes and time consequences
11:50 – 12:10 Pete Talling: Submarine geohazards and new seabed monitoring techniques
12.10 – 12:30 Louise Bracken: The Water Hub –innovation and practical application around water
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
PhD Scholars (5-minute presentations, 5-minute questions)
13:30 – 13:40 Sheena Ramkumar: Developing simple rules for hazard mitigation
13:40 – 13:50 Katy Burrows: Detecting landslides triggered by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake using satellite radar
13:50 – 14:00 Erwin Nugraha: Resilience governmentality: Rationality, apparatus and subjectivity in building urban resilience in Indonesia
14.00 – 14.10 Chandika Shrestha:The Geography of post-disaster health: Spatial patterning of vulnerability and resilience factors after the Gorkha earthquake in Nepal
14.10 – 14.20 Eleftheria Vavadaki: Financial instruments for natural hazards in developing countries
14.20 – 14.30 Ed Rollason: Communicating flood risk differently
14.30 – 14.40 Ayushman Bhagat: Human trafficking: Think again?
14:40 – 14:50 Samprada Pradhan: Impacts on road construction on landsliding in Nepal
14.50 - 15.20 Tea and coffee
17:30 – 18:30 Drinks reception
18:30 – 19:30 Keynote Lecture: Colin McQuistan, Practical Action
Emerging agendas for policy and practice in disaster reduction
If you would like to attend this free event please register with Julie Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org.