Science of Cities Seminar - Resilience to Urban Risk Floods

Posted on November 7, 2017

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Speaker: Professor Eduardo Mario Mendiondo, Sao Carlos School of Engineering, University of Sao Paulo

Location: Scarman House (enquire at Reception)

Title: Resilience to Urban Risk Floods: A New Generation of Citizen Engagement for Brazilian Smart Cities

Programme: 
10.00 – 11.00 Talk by Professor Mendiondo (Science of Cities Seminar)            
11.00 – 13.00 Workshop discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch                                                     
14.00 – 15.00 Closing session

Abstract: 
Professor Mendiondo will explore interdisciplinary and co-evolutionary factors, i.e. historical, cultural, technological, environmental, economic and political, which drive towards a new generation framework for resilience to urban risk flood: citizen engagement. This seminar will look at lessons learned and feasible solutions to achieve this new generation framework with 'human-in-the-loop' strategies and socio-hydrological findings. With recent experiences of thousands of early-warning databases and research activity and with almost a thousand cities with a strong need for flood resilience, this talk will share novel opportunities for urban sciences taken from a wide audience of stakeholders engaged with urban flood resilience in other countries and continents. 

Professor Mendiondo is an Argentine water resources engineer engaged in international water security practice and research in the past 25 years. Some areas of interest are socio-hydrological security for resilient communities. In 2016 he received the Sao Paulo State Medal for outstanding civil service during his R&D Chair while at the National Centre for Monitoring & Alerts for Disasters in Brazil. Professor Mendiondo is an IAS Visiting Fellow being supported by the Sustainable Cities GRP.

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