Calling professionals: Bridging ecosystems and engineering with disasters and climate change - share your thoughts.
Shortly, I am participating in and facilitating a PEDRR and UN led-effort to better integrate ecosystems and engineering approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change. As many of you know, I work as a marine ecosystems expert in the areas where complex real world challenges call for multi-pronged solutions. The connection between ecosystems and engineering creates opportunity for unifying these areas to build a safer and more resilient world. But it requires that ecologists and engineers have a framework for working together and a way to generate workable solutions. This is an area where we've been developing linkages and practices for a while and including recently convening workshops/small groups to discuss this topic. Prior to the upcoming gathering, I’m reaching out to invite those in these fields who may have experiences, ideas, burning viewpoints etc.,that you want to contribute. My goal is to learn from an inclusive and broad set of opinions and experiences to better articulate the challenges and opportunities ahead. If you have professional and productive opinions that you want to and are comfortable to share, and please send them to me.
Thank you and Kind Regards