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GDRC wins Newton Fund award for pandemic planning project

The University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre takes lessons from tsunami warning system research into helping Sri Lanka to plan for and deal with pandemics like COVID-19. The University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) is bringing its expertise to bear in a project to help disadvantaged countries prepare for pandemics following the award of …

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Tsunami research wins UK/Indonesia Country award in Newton Prizes

The work will benefit at risk areas of coastal Indonesia through the introduction of new advanced warning and preparedness measures WITH their share of a prestigious £1 million prize fund, University of Huddersfield researchers will continue their work to ensure that regions of the world most vulnerable to devastating tsunamis will receive faster warning and be …

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UN disaster risk reduction advisory group meets on campus

UN Office for Disaster Risk ReductionEUROPEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY GROUPThe United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s European Science and Technology Advisory Group held its meeting at the University hosted by Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga. Professor Amaratunga is the Director of the University’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre and is one of only two UK members …

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Huddersfield Professors make the £1m Newton Prize 2019 shortlist

The Newton Prize celebrates outstanding international research partnerships and is an annual £1million fund award TWO Professors from the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture have been shortlisted in the prestigious Newton Prize 2019 awards for their research to protect communities in Indonesia and across the Indian Ocean from tsunami and other coastal dangers.  Professor Richard Haigh and Professor Dilanthi …

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Lead roles for Disaster Risk Reduction experts at Geneva forum

Professors Richard Haigh and Dilanthi Amaratunga, of the University’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre, spoke at the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) TWO Huddersfield professors played a key role at a major global conference alongside some of the world’s top disaster risk reduction policy-makers and government officials to discuss ways of …

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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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Tsunami warning exercise by Uni disaster experts is a success

The training was entitled Indian Ocean Wave 2018 for Sri Lanka and was an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami warning and communications exercise The registration desk at the evacuation centre TWO Huddersfield Professors oversaw and observed the carrying out of a tsunami warning training exercise in Sri Lanka. Afterwards, they delivered a set of recommendations to improve how …

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€390k project focuses on rebuilding after displacement

The University’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre will play a key role in the project that will centre on addressing the lack policies for the restoration of the built environment following natural disasters and conflict-induced displacement THE mass displacement of communities is on the rise due to increased armed conflict and climate change causing more natural …

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Leading roles for Head of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga’s international reputation in Disaster Risk Reduction has led to a number of major appointments over recent months A leading expert in disaster resilience at the University of Huddersfield has been appointed to several key roles working with leading global organisations in the field of disaster risk reduction. Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga DISASTER AND …

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