Science for Disaster Risk Reduction - an academic exercise?

Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas Destruction in Tacloban (Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas)

PolicyLab panel discussion with UN Special Representative Margareta Wahlström, Sir Mark Walport FRS, Professor Mark Pelling, and Kate Crowley from CAFOD. Chaired by Professor Christopher Dye FMedSci FRS.

Natural disasters kill and displace millions and destroy livelihoods. But not every hazard results in disaster. Can science be used to prevent these devastating consequences? And if so, how do we integrate science into humanitarian planning and decision-making?

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  • How to make a weather forecast 02 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London From sunshine to snow storms and big data to big TVs - explore how weather forecasting really works from the meteorologists who make it happen.
  • Virus Hunting 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover how cutting edge technologies are revealing secrets about viruses at a speed we could never have imagined.
  • Invisible: the allure of the unseen 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London What would you do if you were invisible? Join author Philip Ball to explore our fascination with the unseen.

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