Sheffield (UK)

Webinar: Resilience to Hurricanes and Pandemics

Webinar: Resilience to Hurricanes and Pandemics
  • Date From 14th January 2021
  • Date To 14th January 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.


In this webinar "Resilience to Hurricanes and Pandemics," Professor Joan Cordiner will talk about her experience in preparation and responding to hurricanes in Houston and how we can learn from these events in our handling of pandemics.

The webinar is aimed at engineers who work on manufacturing sites and how they can prepare and recover from natural disasters. Also for those who would be interested to learn about how sites can plan and prepare for major events.


Professor Joan Cordiner, The University of Sheffield, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department 

Joan retired from 30+ years in the chemical industry and for 12 years was a Technical and Global Risk manager in a chemical manufacturing site in Houston Texas. She was a member Emergency Operations Center for two major hurricanes and multiple major flooding events along with many other incidents and drills.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Sheffield Member Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00—13:00 GMT.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you will need to be a member of the Sheffield Members Group.

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