4-5 July 2014, UKM, Bangi.
The Regional Expert Meeting on effectiveness of risk insurance for DRR and CCA was organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan and SEADPRI-UKM as part of an on-going project on risk insurance funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). The meeting was attended by some 15 experts from the Asian Development Bank, United Nations University, Universiti Utara Malaysia as well as leading insurance specialists in the region and Malaysia.
Profesor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Komoo, Felo Utama Bersekutu dan mantan Pengarah SEADPRI, dianugerahkan Geoscientist Award 2013 pada 8 Jun 2013; dan Anugerah Alumni Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim (SMSHAH) pada 30 Jun 2013. Continue reading
IAEG XII Congress – Torino, September 15-19, 2014
7.3 – GEOETHICS AND NATURAL HAZARDS: COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND THE SCIENCE-POLICY-PRACTICE INTERFACE
Among the critical ethical issues faced by Geoscientists and Engineers concerned with natural hazards (e.g. earthquake, volcano, landslide and flood events) is the increasing death toll and cost owing to rapidly growing population, occupation of marginal/unsafe land, and misuse of land. This problem is often aggravated in developing countries. Continue reading