Fully sponsored by the Newton Fund/British Council Researcher Links scheme, a workshop on Increasing Climate Resilience of Urban Infrastructure will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 15-17 January 2018. The workshop will focus on setting the foundations for a sustainable, long-term science and technology partnership between Malaysia and the UK on climate change and sustainability with a particular focus on developing climate resilient solutions to the geotechnical elements of urban infrastructure. The workshop aims to establish links between climate science and engineering practice by involving both climate scientists and engineering practitioners and researchers in the workshop to participate, share and engage knowledge and experiences with one another on incorporating climate risk into project design, taking cognisance of sustainability, affordability and appropriate technology aspects. The workshop aims also to initiate a process to introduce climate risk management through appropriate design principles into the national planning and funding cycle.
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. During the workshop early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of an oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Malaysia. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. The British Council will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop for selected early-career researchers. For more information, click here.