scoop.co.nz 22 Mar, 2021 23:15 am

Unsung Heroes In Natural Disasters Gather To Share Expertise

Unsung Heroes In Natural Disasters Gather To Share Expertise
Geotechnical engineers and scientists are the unsung heroes of protecting New Zealanders, their properties and infrastructure from natural hazards, including earthquakes and landslides. Most New Zealanders may have little awareness of geotechnical engineers ...

“Getting all these experts together in one place sharing their particular expertise is absolutely vital in creating safer, more resilient buildings and infrastructure,” says Ross Roberts, Chair of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.“And this is why EQC has been keen to come on board as a major sponsor of this year’s New Zealand Geotechnical Society conference Good Grounds for the Future,” says Dr Horrocks, who will be chairing a conference session.” As well as hearing from New Zealand’s leaders in the field, international guest speakers will be presenting via video link.The Dunedin community are invited to join the conference for a free open lecture about New Zealand’s natural hazard risk, and the opportunities we have to become more resilient as cities change and grow.

Dr Cowan has long involvement in understanding and managing natural hazard risk, including establishment of New Zealand's geological hazard monitoring system "GeoNet".Geotechnical engineers and scientists are the unsung heroes of protecting New Zealanders, their properties and infrastructure from natural hazards, including earthquakes and landslides.

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