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PUC x UCL Workshop on Natural Hazards, Resources & Resilience

24 November 2020–25 November 2020, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and UCL will be hosting a two-day workshop on disaster resilience

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Chile is subject to multiple natural hazards, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to floods and draughts. In this two-day workshop, speakers from PUC and UCL will explore building resilience in the Andean mountain chain and Atacama Desert, as well as a multi-disciplinary approach to disaster risk reduction and supporting student resilience.

For more details on sessions, speakers and schedule, please see the full event programme.

Tuesday 24 November 2020, 13:00-17:00 UK (10:00-14:00 Chile)

11:00-12:00 Session 1: “Proposals on Natural Hazards and Geothermal Energy in an Andean context,” moderated by Philip Meredith, John Browning, José Cembrano

12:10-13:10 Session 2: “Proposals on building Resilience to Natural, Environmental and Mining Hazards in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile,” moderated by Steve Edwards, Carlos Marquardt, Nigel Wight (SMI-ICE-Chile)

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 12:50-17:00 UK (09:50-14:00 Chile)

10:00-11:00 Session 3: “Multi-hazards Resilience: A Multi-disciplinary Approach,” moderated by Tiziana Rossetto, Juan Carlos de la Llera & José Torero Cullen

11:10-12:10 Session 4: “Using the Knowledge Exchange Model to Explore the Role of Schools in Supporting Pupil Resilience,” moderated by Amelia Roberts

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