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SDS4DRR Symposium & World Café: Cities, Climate Change and Spatial Decision Support

SDS4DRR Symposium & World Café: Cities, Climate Change and Spatial Decision Support


On 22 November, the PGM department organized the SDS4DRR Symposium & World Café: Cities, Climate Change and Spatial Decision Support combining presentations and discussions by various participants with the Inaugural Lecture by Prof.dr. Richard Sliuzas: Grappling with the City-Disaster Nexus.

Understandascope: image courtesy of Michael Leuning


This symposium, under the IRDR International Centre of Excellence 
for Spatial Decision Support for Disaster Risk Reduction intended to set the contours for future research and capacity building activities related to cities, climate change issues and Spatial Decision Support for Disaster Risk Reduction, the theme of the International Centre of Excellence established under the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk network.

Programme

Climate Change Models and Hazards

Chair: Prof.dr.Victor Jetten

Short welcome to the event/day by Prof.dr. Jaap Zevenbergen


Ben Wichers Schreur, KNMI: Climate Extremes


Joost Möhlmann, Red Cross: Lessons from Extreme Events


Dr. Shuaib Lwasa, IRDR: IRDR’s Contribution to Climate-related Disaster Research


Challenges and Responses

Chair: Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer

Robert Kehew, UN-Habitat: The Cities and Climate Change Agenda


Dr. Diana Reckien: Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Cities


Prof.dr. Andy Nelson: Food Security Issues


Prof.dr. Jaap Zevenbergen: Land Tenure Security and Climate Change

Closing the morning session by Prof. dr. Karin Pfeffer

World Café: Towards an Agenda for ICoE SDS for DRR 

Facilitator: Dr. Nina Schwarz 

The world café is framed around the main stages of the disaster management cycle: Response, Recovery, Prevention and Preparedness. Each stage will have a desk with a facilitator. Participants will suggest how the ITC faculty could contribute (more) to each stage of the disaster cycle.

Preparedness: Dr. Cees van Westen

Response: Joost Möhlmann, Red Cross

Recovery: Prof. dr. Norman Kerle

Prevention: Dr. Johannes Flacke

Short Plenary and Closing

Inaugural Lecture

by Prof.dr.Richard Sliuzas: Grappling with the City-Disaster Nexus

The city-disaster nexus (Adapted from Wamsler, 2014)


  

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