IHCANTABRIA PARTICIPATES IN THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MULTI-HAZARD EARLY WARNING AND RESILIENCE BUILDING IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES.
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:01

IHCANTABRIA PARTICIPATES IN THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MULTI-HAZARD EARLY WARNING AND RESILIENCE BUILDING IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES.

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European ERASMUS + project CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience EducaTion) is reaching its mid-life time. During last week (23-29 Sept. 2018) over 60 experts from across Europe and Asia met at the CABARET Conference and Fourth Steering Committee Meeting, held in Yangon (Myanmar), hosted by the University of Yangon, to foster regional cooperation for more effective multi-hazard early warning and increased disaster resilience among coastal communities

IHCantabria researchers of the Coastal Engineering and Management Group, Ignacio Aguirre Ayerbe and María Merino presented a review of existing conceptual and operational frameworks, including governance and organisational issues, on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS), both from a European and international perspective. They were supported by Dilanthi Amaratunga (Head of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre), who focused on the perspective and current status in Asia, the project’s target region.

The workshop was a great opportunity for delegates to share their knowledge and held joint hand-on sessions on the different matters of the project, such as the complexities involved in multi-hazard early warning, the regional cooperation for disaster resilience, the disaster resilience education in Asia, the needs of local governments in terms of disaster resilience, the public-private partnerships to improve coastal resilience, and the evacuation planning in coastal communities.

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