3 & 4 APR 2024

Singapore Expo

Theater 3

Seminar Theaters are some of the most prominent features of The Disasters Expo Asia. With over 200 seminars expected to be delivered at the event, attendees can discover valuable insights and industry knowledge on what’s been happening in disaster prep, management, and recovery to advance their professional capabilities.

    • Wednesday

      Darryl Culley: Speaking in the Theater 3

      11.00 - 11.30

      Darryl Culley
      Emergency Management Group

      Disaster Exercise - The Most Effective Training

      Darryl will walk through the benefits of and steps to ensure effective disaster exercises

      Rei Gene Villarosa and Rizah Mae Picarana: Speaking in the Theater 3

      11.45 - 12.15

      Rei Gene Villarosa and Rizah Mae Picarana
      RISE Structural Design, Inc.

      Disaster-proofed: Designing One Step Ahead

      This seminar explores different structures that is part of a Japanese structural designers life. We will focus not on the architectural, residential/commercial buildings, but on unmanned structures that ensure the safety of living and non-living things alike from natural disasters (e.g. Tsunami, Earthquake, Tornado etc.). Come and experience various structural innovations that mitigate massive effects of earthquake from the Land of the Rising Sun!

      Alessandro Pettinari: Speaking in the Theater 3

      12.30 - 13.00

      Alessandro Pettinari
      IDS GeoRadar s.r.l.

      Radar Interferometry for real-time monitoring of critical infrastructures

      Natural disasters usually cause a long backlash of risk factors, mainly linked to terrain or structure instability, generating the need to have a 24/7 monitoring of critical infrastructures during both rescue activities and subsequent securing/reconstruction phase. This seminar provides an overview of case studies in which radar interferometry was deployed to provide accurate, early-warning remote sensing capabilities during natural hazards-related emergency situations.

      Bevan Jones: Speaking in the Theater 3

      13.15 - 13.45

      Bevan Jones
      Outlander Solutions

      Lessons from Australia''s fires and national catastrophes

      The 2019–20 bushfire season was the worst New South Wales (NSW) has recorded. Higher than average temperatures and low moisture levels in bushfire fuels following several years of drought enabled devastating fires to burn across much of the state, with intense bushfire weather conditions continuing through most of the fire season. Over the course of a few months, 26 lives were lost, 2,448 homes were destroyed and 5.5 million hectares (ha) of land was burnt.Comms and Situational Awarness are the key.

      Wilfried ten Brinke: Speaking in the Theater 3

      14.00 - 14.30

      Wilfried ten Brinke
      Centre for Climate Adaptation

      Europe in a changing climate: vulnerabilities and ways to adapt

      In Europe, the risk of natural disasters is rising sharply from north to south. Southern European countries are much more vulnerable to sea level rise and already suffer from regular flash flooding. Wildfire risk increases sharply from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean by a factor 10. I will take you on a journey through Europe in a changing climate and show you its vulnerabilities and strategies to adapt.

      M. Ibnur Rashad: Speaking in the Theater 3

      14.45 - 15.15

      M. Ibnur Rashad
      GUILD Asia & Floating Gardens Initiative

      Reinventing Food Aid: The Floating Chinampas Story

      Flooding makes up 40% of all natural disasters. Floods are also the second greatest culprit for agricultural production loss, responsible for a total of $21 billion of crop and livestock production loss accrued between 2008 - 2018. How might we then ensure food security in flooded areas? Through Design Thinking, Circularity & Biomimicry, GUILD combines ancient techniques & modern tech to invent their Floating Chinampas.