A world-leader in international emergency management is to deliver a lecture at the University.
Eelco H. Dykstra, MD, Executive Chairman of Daily Impact Emergency Management, will discuss the role engineers have to play in dealing with extreme scenarios and the importance of efficiently collaborating with all relevant stakeholders, to ensure resilience of strategic infrastructure and cities as a whole.
The event – From Risk to Resilience: Practice Made Perfect? – will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 18 September 2017 in the Screening Room, 50 George Square. All are welcome to attend.
With thirty years of international emergency management experience in a wide variety of settings Eelco has a proven ability to effectively deal with European, US, African and Asian approaches to emergency management systems and their respective stakeholders.
He is an acclaimed presenter and motivator, particularly with interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and inter- sector audiences.
Addressing complex problems
The lecture, organised by Gordon Masterton from the School of Engineering, is proudly supported by the Edinburgh Futures Institute.
The lecture embodies the inventive and collaborative approaches to tackling global challenges that the Institute aims to nurture and encourage.