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UoE to Host Interactive Seminar “From Risk to Resilience in Climate Change: Creating Opportunities!”

Posted: 31st August 2017

The School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh will host an interactive seminar on September 18, from 3pm – 5:30pm, titled “From Risk to Resilience in Climate Change: Creating Opportunities!”

Resilience is a buzz-word when it comes to preparing for climate change and its consequences.

While many resilience-related activities are policy-oriented, this highly interactive seminar is part of a range of Solution-Finding Sessions that all use the DIEM Focused Feedback Methodology: a ‘hands-on’ approach to collect practical recommendations.

After an introduction to set the stage, the DIEM’s Focused Feedback Methodology pulls you inside a gripping ‘What If…?’ flooding scenario and creates a sense of co-ownership among the teams who will then be tasked with formulating their own conclusions and corresponding recommendations on what to do (better) during four Critical Moments-in-Time in the scenario.

Within a month of the seminar, participants will also receive a report which will summarize the results of the feedback and include a trend-analysis and some benchmarking information. DIEM’s international jury will select best recommendations and team performance.

Presenter: Eelco H. Dykstra, M.D – – The Hague, Netherlands;
• 11th Brunel Internationale Lecturer
• Director of DIEM, Expert Network and Primary Research Group

Host: Professor Gordon Masterton OBE, Chair of Future Infrastructure

How to apply: By e-mail to: or

Applications are welcome from both individual participants as well as from pre-established teams.

Cost: £45 for students, £75 for non-students.

Please note that your participation and payment also entitles you to apply for a one-year membership in the DIEM Network in the Student/Young Professional¹ or Subscriber² categories.

¹ Other than participating in the Online Knowledge Exchange (OKE) program (access to information and out-of-network contacts), DIEM operates a mentoring program in which students and young professionals can be matched with and connected to selected DIEM Partners and Experts
² Subscribers receive news, updates and can submit specific questions to our Partners and Experts. Groups of Subscribers may also be asked to function as a ‘review board’ to assess new approaches, ideas, or recommendations.

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