Webinar Series: RESILIENCE; Rethinking Communities in a Post-Covid19 World
EWB Ireland in partnership with TU Dublin, are hosting a weekly Resilience webinar series each Wednesday starting at 1.30pm. The webinar series comprises a short presentation from a range of guest presenters from around the world. The overall theme of the webinar series is “Resilient Cities and Communities” and how we can rethink and create these post COVID19.
The purpose of the series is to prompt discussion and debate, and ultimately to harness the creativity of the wider scientific and engineering community to solve local and global challenges in a post COVID19 world. These events are part of the EU development education and awareness raising (DEAR) programme (EuropeAid/151103/DH/ACT/Multi) and the Build Solid Ground campaign, which aims to inform and actively engage EU citizens in actions towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
After a short break we are delighted to return with the autumn installation of the webinar series. The recordings from the very successful summer series are available on our Youtube Channel
Upcoming Autumn Webinars;
“Keeping an Open Mind: Pivoting Production in a Crisis”
Peter will share the fascinating story of how his startup Irish distillery pivoted twice in quick succession, moving from spirits production to hand sanitiser, and then foot operated sanitiser dispenser units.
9th September: Patrick Hunt, Patrick Hunt Gardening
“Building Resilience through Nature Education”
Patrick will discuss his work with schools and communities to equip children with gardening knowledge and skills. He will look at how activities like gardening, bird watching and nature walks help children (and all people) to build a connection with the world around them; improving resilience to life’s challenges and helping children understand the importance of nature for how our world works.
16th September: Martijn Schildkamp, Founder and Director of SMARTnet
In this webinar, Martijn will discuss his strategic approach to improving the seismic behavior of non-engineered structures, discussing his experience working in partnership with communities around the world.
Previous Summer Webinars
Webinar 1: June 3rd: Liam McCarton, EWB-Ireland & TU Dublin
New Ways to Build Community Resilience in a post-Covid 19 World
Webinar 2: June 8th: Connall Casey, NCAD
Crutches – How to Optimise and Essential Item
Webinar 3: June 7th: Declan Alcock, EWB-Ireland and Varming Consulting Engineers
Green Building: The New Normal for People and Planet
Webinar 4: June 24th: Colin Keogh, Mechanical and Innovation Engineer and Researcher, Co-Founder of the Rapid Foundation, Sapien Innovation & TeamOSV
Low Tech for High Impact: Applied Technologies for Local Resilience
Webinar 5: July 1st: Elaine Doyle, Coastal Programmes Officer, An Taisce & EWB-Ireland Director
Litter: Not Always a Waste
Webinar 6: July 8th: Pat Kennedy, Managing Director of eTownz
A Proposal for a Smarter Approach to Community Management
Webinar 7: July 15th: Daniel Morgan and Eoin Bracken, Farm Social
Designing Resilience and Food Security for Subsistence Farmers
Webinar 8: July 22nd: Aoibhin Flanagan, EWB Committee Member and Senior Associate at Future Analytics Consulting
Building in Climate Resilience
Webinar 9: July 29th: Will Holden, Managing Director, Emergency Logistics Team and James Haido, Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region
Rethinking Communities in a Post Covid-19 World – Perspectives from Kurdistan Iraq
These events are part of the EU development education and awareness raising (DEAR) programme (EuropeAid/151103/DH/ACT/Multi) and the Build Solid Ground Campaign, which aims to inform and actively engage EU citizens in actions towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities