Friday, October 28, 2011

Research presentation: natural hazards and the Asia-Pacific

The Australian University will present "Natural Hazards and the Asia-Pacific", 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 4 November 2011, in Canberra.
Research presentation: natural hazards and the Asia-Pacific

The researchers and topics in this seminar are:

Edward Aguinaldo is a Geologist at the Central Office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the Philippines. His research is “Landslide Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis of Landslide-Prone Barangays in Olongapo City, Zambales Province, Philippines.”

Mabelline Cahulogan is a Research Specialist at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Her study is entitled “Mindanao Fault: Daguma Extension, as Revealed by Seismic Reflection Data and Its Implication to Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.”

Kiko de Guzman is a former Faculty of the University of the Philippines and Consultant to the House of Representatives. His research is “Education and Climate Change Resilience in the Philippines: Concepts and Cases”

Ross de Leon is a Senior Economic Development Specialist at the Land Use and Physical Planning Division of the National Economic and Development Authority of the Philippines. His paper is entitled “Mainstreaming Flood Risk Reduction in Comprehensive Land Use Planning: The case of San Fernando City in the Philippines.”

Christina Griffin has worked on building datasets in the Climate Change Project at Geosciences Australia. Her research is “Impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh: Coastal change gender, livelihoods and food security.”

Jose Marcel Laud is a Geologist at the Bicol Region Office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the Philippines. His research is entitled “Vulnerability of Settlements, Infrastructures, Agriculture and Tourism along the Coastal Zones of Legaspi City, Philippines to the Impacts of Sea Level Rise.”

Neni Marlina works with the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit for Disaster Risk Reduction of UNDP Indonesia. Her research work is on “Early Warning System in Mt. Merapi and its impact to evacuation decision making in Yogyakarta province, Indonesia.”

Ben Plunkett has worked as a hydrogeologist and exploration geologist. His research is “Indian Ocean Dipole Awareness, Drought Resilience and Climate Change Perceptions in the Rural Community of Temora, New South Wales.”

Mahenaw Wara has a background in Finance from Bangladesh. Her research is on “Women as change agents for climate change induced flood management in Bangladesh.”

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