Flood and its critical health risks deliberated

  • 2015•11•18     Kuala Lumpur

    On 26 October 2015, UNU-IIGH organised a Symposium on Flooding and Health Risk Reduction. The Symposium which was attended by 90 participants was held at the Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz of the National University of Malaysia. Speakers included Prof. Virginia Murray of Public Health England, Prof. Linsheng Yang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. Apichart Anukularmphai of the Thailand Water Resources Association and Prof. Jamal Hisham Hashim of UNU-IIGH. The aim of the Symposium was to share experiences and lessons learnt on flooding and associated health risks from Asia and Europe. The Symposium was closed with a lively panel discussion on the subject which attracted pertinent questions and comments from the participants.



    In the afternoon, a Roundtable Discussion on Science and Technology in the Context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was convened amongst 15 discussants at the UNU-IIGH’s building. The deliberations evolved around how to effectively engage scientific and technological information to shape policies on disaster risk reduction in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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