IRDR Monthly Seminar: SAGE – The UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
11 February 2020, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
National Resilience Policy Advisor and IRDR alumna Olivia Harris discusses the role of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in emergency management, using practical examples such as the potential breach of the Toddbrook Reservoir.
This event is free.
Room G21 Ramsay Lecture TheatreChristopher Ingold (Chemistry) Building,20 Gordon Street,LondonWC1H 0AJUnited Kingdom
The UK Government Office for Science provides independent science advice to the Prime Minister and Government, to ensure that government policies and decisions are informed by the best scientific evidence, including during emergencies. This seminar will provide a brief overview of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and how SAGE fits into wider emergency management mechanisms within central Government. Olivia Harris will also be presenting a number of different SAGE activations for discussion including the response to the potential breach of the Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire in August 2019.
Speaker: Ms Olivia Harris, National Resilience Policy Adviser, Government Office for Science
Find our more about the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).