Join us for an online panel event featuring some of today’s leading researchers, thought leaders and disaster professionals who are working on the frontline of extreme weather events.
Learn about what we can do as a global community to mitigate the effects of extreme weather events and hear how we can better support our communities both during the event and in their recovery.
Date: Thursday, 13 October 2022
Format: Zoom webinar - Zoom link will be provided after registration
Professor Tim McCarthy, Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) and Professor of Sustainable Design at UOW. Tim is also the Chair of the Sustainable Futures City.
Meet the panelists
Dr Robert Ogie, UOW PERL Fellow specialising in critical infrastructure and Disaster Modelling. Dr Ogie has also been recognised for his innovative work which saw him work closely with the SES and Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities during natural disasters.
Vanessa Organo, Vanessa is an international development professional with a background in climate change, disaster management and environmental management. Vanessa works for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), supporting programs in climate change and disaster-related displacement
Andrew McCullough, Disaster Professional, Strategist and Thought Leader. Andrew co-founded Beyond Disaster a social enterprise and is the co-host of Australia’s leading disaster management podcast Me, Myself & Disaster and is also the co-founder of Australian Young Professionals in Disaster.
Joshua McLaren, Disaster Professional, Strategist and Thought Leader. Josh co-founded Beyond Disaster a social enterprise and is the co-host of Australia’s leading disaster management podcast Me, Myself & Disaster and is also the co-founder of Australian Young Professionals in Disaster.
George Takacs, Honorary Senior Fellow with the School of Physics at UOW. George is one of the founders of the Global Climate Change Week initiative. George’s research has focussed on climate action, including both mitigation and adaptation.
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- COVID Safe Guidelines: The University of Wollongong is a COVID safe organisation. The safety of our guests, speakers and staff is our top priority. All of our face-to-face events will be run in compliance with NSW Government’s health orders in effect at the time.
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