16. 02. 2017

RESCCUE presented to disaster risk managers from ASEAN countries

BY DR ALBERT Chen, University of Exeter

Dr Albert Chen from the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, was invited to present some of the research being carried out within the RESCCUE project at the APCC-ASEAN Disaster Management Symposium on the 9th and 10th of February 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The APCC-ASEAN Disaster Management Symposium was organised by the APEC Climate Center (APCC) where more than 50 delegates, including disaster management officials and experts, from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, the UK and the US participated at the event. The topic being discussed was ‘Promoting and supporting scientific and technical research that will inform disaster management practice and policy’ and it included four sessions:
·         Necessary bridging for successful Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
·         Current Disaster Risk Reduction policy creation process and required research efforts
·         Current Disaster Risk Reduction research efforts in the Asia-Pacific and processes for determining research topics
·         Bridging the gap between science and policy together

Dr Chen talked about the RESCCUE framework being designed to investigate the interdependencies among different urban services, which will help the decision makers improve resilience at both an infrastructure and citywide level.

Dr Albert Chen