IDDRR Seminar, 13 Oct 2021

Chalmers University of Technology
University of Copenhagen
Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction
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The First IDDRR Seminar, 2021, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction​

The first seminar for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction(IDDRR) will be organised online, 13 October, 2021, to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The online event will focus on disaster mechanisms and risk governance. 

You will receive zoom link and password when you register. 


All the time slots are in Central European Summer Time, CEST, UTC + 2.

  • 13:00-13:45 "Climate refugees", disaster risk reduction and the law. - Miriam Cullen, Copenhagen University
  • 13:45-14:30 Disasters & Gender-based Violence: a gender lens to improve Disaster Risk Reduction - Virginie Le Masson, UCL
  • 14:30-15:15 Worldfloods: towards improved disaster response using small satellites with onboard machine learning - Josh Veitch-Michaelis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 15:15-15:30 Break
  • 15:30-16:15 How sustainable is the water supply in Sub-Saharan Africa? - Luuk Rietveld, Tu Delft
  • 16:15-17:00 How Do Earthquakes Converse? - Ross Stein, Temblor & Stanford University​

More info about the speakers

Miriam Cullen, Copenhagen University

Miriam Cullen is Assistant Professor of Climate and Migration Law at Copenhagen University. Her research examines the connections between law and governance, and people displaced for climate-related reasons. 

Virginie Le Masson, UCL

Virginie Le Masson is a Geographer by training, and one of the Co-Directors of the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster at UCL. Her research looks at gender inequalities and violence-related risks in places affected by environmental changes and disasters.

Josh Veitch-Michaelis, University of Wisconsin-Madison​ 

Josh Veitch-Michaelis is an Assistant Researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he is the current South Pole Winterover for IceCube Neutrino Observatory at Antarctica. His researches include computer vision, machine learning, remote sensing, and their applications. 

His recent project ml4floods can be found here

Luuk Rietveld, Tu Delft 

Luuk Rietveld is a Professor of Drinking Water & Urban Water Cycle Technology and is also Chairman of the Department of Water Management at Tu Delft. His research activities focus on integration and innovation in the Urban Water Cycle and Drinking Water supply, and he has extensive experience in Africa.

Ross Stein, Temblor & Stanford University​

Ross Stein is an Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, a Scientist Emeritus at the United States Geological Survey, and he is the CEO of Temblor, Inc. He studies how earthquakes interact by the transfer of stress and helps homeowners understand their seismic risk and how they can reduce it.

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