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Conference Agenda


Welcome and Registration



Welcome from the University of Warwick

Christine Ennew, Porfessor and Provost, University of Warwick

Enabling humanitarian attributes for nurturing community-based engineering: Deliverables, Impact and Project Sustainability

Georgia Kremmyda, Professor and Head of Teaching, School of Engineering, University of Warwick


Key Note Talks

Living in a VUCA-world: how can resilience help us to survive and transform?

Elena Korosteleva, Professor and Director Institute of Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick

What can resilience look like?

Vita Sanderson, Senior Consultant, Arup International Development

Navigating the complexity, uncertainty and challenges of our age

Emma Crichton, Head of Engineering at Engineers Without Borders UK MEng CEng MICE

Coffee Break

Humanitarian Science & Engineering in Industry, Nature and Society

The Future Use and Sustainable Development of Underground Space   

Colin Eddie, Professor and Managing Director, CECL Global 

Key Challenges to Operate the GB Electricity System & the Transition to Zero Carbon 

Angela Wilks, Power System Engineer, National Grid ESO

Delivering London’s Transport Strategy 

Rana Ilgaz, Head of Profession Highways and Traffic, Transport for London 

Gender Responsive Humanitarian Engineering: Incorporating Disaster Management Perspectives in Projects and Education

Dr Alfita Puspa Handayani, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia 

Towards a Warwick STEM R&D People and Culture Hub: Empowering people’s voices 

Dr Jenny Spiga, Project Researcher Enhancing Research Culture, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

  12:30 Q&A Sessions


Lunch Break

Humanitarian Science & Engineering Research Showcase

Humanitarian Challenges for Cities Navigating Global Warming 

A.K.M Saiful Islam, Professor at the Institute of Water and Flood Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Provision of Housing in Earthquake-prone areas 

Dr Ashar Saputra, Assistant Director of Infrastructure Development, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia 

Urban groundwater resource issues and management in the context of climate change and sea level rise 

Dr Ha Quang Khai, Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam 

Tackling humanitarian challenges through participatory mapping in the Global South: Lessons from Brazil, Kenya and Nigeria

Dr Vangelis Pitidis, Assistant Professor, Institute of Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Investigating pollution and antimicrobial resistance in rivers to safeguard human health

Dr Chiara Borsetto, Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

  15:20 Q&A Session


Coffee Break

Humanitarian Science & Engineering Education : Preparing the Next Generation 

Designing a postgraduate Academic Program on Humanitarian Engineering for a Floodplain Country 

G M Tarekul Islam, Professor at the University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Contribution of curriculum development on Learning Process in MPRUP 

Dr Christia Meidiana, Brawijaya University, Indonesia

Sharing Experiences in Integrating Education, Research, and Community Service 

Dr Intan Supraba, Head of Sanitation and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Gadjah Mada University 

Warwick Humanitarian Engineering Students and Alumni 

Panel of Warwick Humanitarian Engineering Students and Alumni 

  17:00 Q&A Session

Closing Remarks