International Lecture on Hazard and Risk

 
CityWien, Wien, Austria
CategoryCareer
DateTuesday,
Dienstag, 13. April 2021, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

12th International Lecture on Hazard and Risk

HOW SAFE IS SAFE ENOUGH? IN THE CONTEXT(S) OF NATURAL HAZARDS

Tony TAIG, BA

Director of TTAC Ltd.,

Marston Cheshire, UK


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After graduating in chemistry in 1977 I began my career in risk with the UK Atomic Energy Authority. I spent 3 formative years at Sandia National Lab in the USA in the 1980-s working on severe nuclear accidents, developing a strong interest in the uncertainty and use of risk information as well as in the more technical aspects of how to estimate risk. Since returning to the UK I spent the rest of my career developing and applying risk concepts across a wide range of different walks of life, first in the UKAEA and its successor private companies, ultimately as Managing Director of its management consulting practice -Risk Solutions-. Since 2001 I have run my own consulting practice, TTAC Ltd, of which I am the director and principal. Over the last 20 years I have worked extensively in New Zealand and the Netherlands on natural hazards issues, in particular on the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquake swarm in 2010/11, on man-made earthquakes in the Groningen province of the Netherlands, and on a wide variety of hazards to visitors and workers in NZ National Parks and other public spaces. A major theme throughout has been how to make good decisions about risk, once the technical work of estimating risk levels has been completed. This talk/discussion will focus on this theme, covering a wide variety of hazards and contexts, from people in their homes to road users, people at work and visitors to public places - and in different situations in which they more or less have the imposed upon them or undertake the risky activity by choice.

Zoom-Meeting beitreten

univienna.zoom.us/j/93395961763

Meeting-ID: 933 9596 1763

Passwort: 771259

Kontakt

Aleksandra Tyjan
Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung
Physische Geographie
48605
aleksandra.tyjan [a] univie[.]ac[.]at

Erstellt am Dienstag, 30. März 2021, 12:55 Letzte Énderung am Dienstag, 06. April 2021, 09:23

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