Disasters are becoming more frequent and having greater impact on people and infrastructure. As we saw in the Floods in the UK in 2020 or the Turkey Earthquakes of March 2023, having response plans in place can mean the difference between life and death. In this inaugural lecture, Prof. Pavel Albores will reflect on his experience working in the area of Crisis and Disaster Management over the last 19 years. Drawing from scenarios such as flooding, terrorist attacks, volcanoes, nuclear plants, and working with governments around the world, this lecture will draw some lessons of how to better prepare to respond to these incidents, the role that technology plays in this preparedness and how cultural aspects have a significant impact on the outcomes of a disaster, as well as signal future developments in the area.
This is a hybrid event. You can choose to attend in-person or online. If registering to attend online, you will be sent a link closer to the time.