Widen your knowledge: Civil engineering in developing countries, Loughborough

28 January, 2016 | 18:00 - 19:30

Find out how the role of civil engineers can reduce the impact of natural disasters.
Find out how the role of civil engineers can reduce the impact of natural disasters.

About this event

Dr Lee Bosher, Senior Lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University, talks about "The role of civil engineers in disaster risk reduction."

He will provide an overview of:

  • The key types and characteristics of disasters and the impacts of such events upon society and the built environment;
  • The importance of suitably informed engineering, planning and design to increase the resilience of hazard prone parts of the world; and
  • Some of the key structural and non-structural approaches that can proactively be used to prevent, or at least reduce the impact of, disasters worldwide.

Event materials

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Speaker

Dr Lee Bosher

Dr Lee Bosher
Dr Lee Bosher

Dr Lee Bosher is a Senior Lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.

Lee is coordinator of the International Council for Building's Working Commission (W120) on 'Disasters and the Built Environment' and he has been involved in research projects investigating how urban resilience can be increased in the UK, Nigeria, India, Haiti, and across Europe.

Lee's books include 'Hazards and the Built Environment' (2008) and 'Social and Institutional Elements of Disaster Vulnerability' (2007).

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