WSP to Contribute Future Ready Thought Leadership to ICONHIC2019

ICONHIC2019 aims to bring together stakeholders from different disciplines—engineers, financers, insurers, and policy makers—to exchange experiences, ideas and perspectives on building future infrastructure resilience.

WSP will join leading experts from across the globe at the 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC) June 23-26, 2019 in Chania, Crete island, Greece, to set robust, viable actions that build toward future infrastructure resilience.

This second conference will build upon the encouragement received during ICONHIC2016 to make further progress toward Infrastructure Resilience, given the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme natural events worldwide. 

WSP leadership will be a key contributor from start to finish, with David McAlister – Global Director Transport and Infrastructure, delivering the opening address Infrastructure – Social Media – Resiliency. (Additional program activities are listed below.)

As speakers, panelists, workshop facilitators and attendees, WSP thought leaders will share their expertise and experience, including how our Future Ready program delivers peace of mind, lower lifecycle costs and resilience.

 

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June 23

Opening Address
Infrastructure – Social Media – Resiliency
Speaker: David McAlister – Global Director, Transport and Infrastructure

June 24

Co-Lab: Ingenuity & Innovation
Session 1: The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation
Organizer and Moderator: Guillermo Diaz-Fanas – Senior Technical Principal, Geotechnical Engineering, ATEC
Case Study:  Sissy Nikolaou –  AVP, Principal of Multi-Hazards & Geotechnical Engineering, WSP Fellow of Earthquake Engineering

June 25

Co-Lab: Ingenuity & Innovation
Session 2:  Mechanisms to Fund Projects and Insurance for Resilience
Organizer and Moderator: Guillermo Diaz-Fanas – Senior Technical Principal, Geotechnical Engineering, ATEC

June 26

Co-Lab: Ingenuity & Innovation
Session 3:   Social and Economic Aspects of Community Resilience
Organizer and Moderator: Guillermo Diaz-Fanas – Senior Technical Principal, Geotechnical Engineering, ATEC

Design for Resilience: Resilience-Based Decision Making for Large Infrastructure Networks
Resilience-Based Decision Making for Network infrastructure – Assessment – Response – Strengthening
Theme Lecture: Pathmanathan Brabhaharan - National Technical Director

Resilience of transport in 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: Recovery and future slope and landslide hazard management
Special Session Presentation: Doug Mason - Senior Resilience Geologist

Panel Discussion: Urban Settings - Evolution in Performance-Based Design for High-Rise Buildings and Critical Infrastructure
Seismic Design: Evolution of Energy Dissipation Devices for Skyscrapers

Theme Lecture: Rodolfo Valles - General Director

Special WSP Session: Tools to Increase Resilience of Infrastructure Networks - Industry Solutions
Organizer: Sissy Nikolaou - AVP, Principal of Multi-Hazards & Geotechnical Engineering, WSP Fellow of Earthquake Engineering

City Analytics: The London Case
Presenter: Snigdha Jain – Associate, Sustainable Places, Energy and Waste

Managing Geohazards on Infrastructure Projects: Case Studies from the UK and Middle East
Presenter: Alison Wiles – Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Weather and Climate Adaptation for Transportation Resilience
Presenter: Tiffany Batac - Strategic Asset Management Consultant

Resilience-Based Design Approach for Cut Slopes and Retaining Structures to Enhance Resilience of Transport Networks
Presenter: Eleni Gkeli - Team Leader, Principal

SPEED: A Support Platform for Engineering Decisions
Presentation: Sissy Nikolaou - AVP, Principal of Multi-Hazards & Geotechnical Engineering, WSP Fellow of Earthquake Engineering

Co-Lab: Ingenuity & Innovation - Synthesis
Contributor: Sissy Nikolaou - AVP, Principal of Multi-Hazards & Geotechnical Engineering, WSP Fellow of Earthquake Engineering

More information on ICONHIC2019.