The visiting professorship was founded in 1992 by the late Walter Bean, who was president of Waterloo Trust until its merger with Canada Trust in 1968. The professorship seeks to promote a legacy of community involvement and commitment to youth, education and community, and involves uWaterloo's faculties of Engineering, Environment and Science.
Averting Disaster: Coping with Earthquakes, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdowns (PDF poster)
Dr. Okada is an expert in the management of physical and human systems, including natural disasters, the environment, water resources, and infrastructure. A former director and professor at the Disaster Prevention
Research Institute at Kyoto University, he holds an honourary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and has received numerous awards for research in civil engineering and risk management.
On March 2011, Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake, triggering huge tsunami waves and nuclear meltdowns. The impact can still be felt across the globe, and will be for years to come. How can we better prepare for and cope with natural disasters? At this free, public lecture, Dr. Norio Okada will recall lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, presenting his Vitae Systems methodology for handling future events in a proactive, adaptive, and integrative fashion.
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