Dr Nuwan Dias has secured £7,500 funding from the University of Huddersfield to undertake a 12-month exploratory study into nature-inspired solutions for disaster risk reduction in coastal regions. The project will be informed by some of the findings to emerge from the Newton Prize project on localising early warning. This

As the project enters the final stages, a series of research papers are being prepared to share the final findings to emerge during the two year implementation period. These include: A systematic and narrative review of local dissemination in the downstream of tsunami early warning Authors: Haigh.R, Amaratunga.D, Dias.N and

A systematic literature review on Urban Planning in Tsunami-Prone Areas, carried out in conjunction with the project, was published in August 2022 as part of an article in the journal Architecture. This article belongs to the Special Issue Resilience and Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Planning: Policies, Practices, Strategies and

Progress in the project was reported at the August 2022 meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) Task Team on Tsunami Preparedness for Near-Field Tsunami Hazards, which is Chaired by Dr Mahmood Reza Akbarpour Jannat from Iran, along with Vice Chair,

In July 2022, the project team presented a report to the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Center that identified specific findings for the country from a region-wide survey that was conducted to better understand local responses in tsunami warning services, evacuation, and sheltering to COVID-19. The report focused on the responses

Progress in the project was reported at the July 2022 meeting of Intergovernmental Coordination Group of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) Working Group 1, Tsunami Risk, Community Awareness and Preparedness, which is Chaired by Dr Harkunti Pertiwi Rahayu. Among other responsibilities, the working group, is responsible

Dr Harkunti Rahayu contributed to a short film produced by the Antara Network in Indonesia. In the film, Dr Harkunti discusses the importance of disaster mitigation in tackling the threat posed to communities in Indonesia by different hazards. The film was recorded as part of education efforts in Indonesia, and

On 28 May 2022 Tanjung Benoa Village, the focus of the project’s fieldwork in Bali, received UNESCO IOC Tsunami Ready recognition during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022, held in May. The village became the first Tsunami Ready community in Indonesia. The Tsunami Ready program seeks to build

Managing disaster risk as the climate changes

Prof. Richard Haigh shares his research experience with Indonesia at UKRI and COP26

Workshop in Scientific Writing and Publishing​

For Indonesian researchers in disaster risk and related subjects​

An online workshop for Indonesian doctoral students and researchers working in disaster risk and related subjects, who are new to publishing or wish to refresh their skills.

The Newton Fund: Science partnerships for green and sustainable innovation

A showcase of award-winning research projects and their contribution to improving lives across the world through sustainable development