Month: December 2018

The Last Warning – Daily Mirror Article

The world’s leading climate scientists have sounded the warning call, giving us an ultimatum to change the world. In October this year, we were given 12 years to change; to change the way we think and the way we consume — simply put, the way we live.

Professors to improve the Ciliwung River Basin in Indonesia

The disaster risk research has been granted £541,655 and will ultimately improve the lives of the 3.5 million people living along the river The residential areas surrounding the Ciliwung River Basin are regarded as the most densely populated in the region. AN INTERNATIONAL project featuring two Professors from the University of Huddersfield has secured over …

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Early warning system – Discover 2018 Winter Issue article

Countries around the Indian Ocean are benefitting from the experience and advice of Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga and Richard Haigh on how they best prepare to cope with a potentially disastrous tsunami.

An estimated 270,000 people in the region of the Indian Ocean died as a result of the undersea earthquake that struck off the northern tip of Sumatra in Indonesia on 26 December 2004. The 9.1 magnitude quake set off a tsunami that devastated coastal regions in over 20 countries, and reached as far away as Tanzania and South Africa.

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