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Presentation about INTERACT at Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

CTTS member Dr Patrick Cadwell presented a paper on translation-enabled crisis communication, co-authored with several members of the INTERACT research network, at the 4th Disaster Risk Reduction Conference held at the University of Warsaw on October 23-25, 2019. A theme of the conference focused on using natural systems to protect people from hazards or provide them with resources like water or energy. (Pictured is one such solution—the green roof of the University of Warsaw’s new library building.) It was agreed at the conference that language, culture and their translation have a role to play in the effectiveness of nature-based solutions to disaster risk reduction, especially with regard to capturing local, lay knowledge about natural systems.

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