International Conference on Flood Resilience
Experiences in Asia and Europe
5-7 September 2013
Exeter, United Kingdom Google+

Keynote Speakers

Hong-Yuan Lee

Dr Hong-Yuan Lee is Taiwan’s Interior Minister, where among other areas, he is responsible for disaster prevention policies and mitigation maps. He is also Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the National Taiwan University. He holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Dr Lee will talk about the Taiwan experience in governance of climate change and aggravated natural disasters.

Ole Mark

Dr Ole Mark is Head of Research and Development at DHI. He is a specialist in urban flooding and urban water systems. He was the key person in developing the Danish climate change adaptation strategy. He was an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology and is a visiting professor at the University of Exeter and several other institutions.

Dr Mark will talk about the results of the on-going FP7 EU-Asia CORFU project.

Annegret Thieken

Dr Annegret Thieken is a Professor for Geography and Natural Risks Research at the University of Potsdam. Previously she was Deputy Director of the Climate Service Center in Hamburg. She did her PhD research at the University of Halle (Saale) and she has more than fifteen years of experience in a broad range of topics related to natural hazards.

Dr Thieken will talk about her projects on flood insurance and resilience.

Royol Chitradon

Dr Royol Chitradon is the Director of the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute in Bangkok, the Chairman of the Water and Flood Management Commission's sub-committee on water situation analysis and a member of various other national flooding-related decision making bodies in Thailand. He holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Innsbruck.

Dr Chitradon will talk about flood resilience and flood management in Thailand.

Martin Fairley

Martin Fairley is Research Director at ACO Technologies plc and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University. He has worked in construction product manufacturing for 20 years and has a specific interest in drainage and SUDS. ACO’s core philosophy is founded on the pursuit of robust science, and their initiatives have won multiple research awards.

Mr Fairley will talk about resilient technologies from manufacturer’s perspective.

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