The WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM), the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP), the University College London (UCL), the EPICentre, the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) and the National Academy of Sciences of Peru have joined forces to organize the international webinar “Strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage”, to be held on Thursday, October 7 at 11: 00 am, Lima, Peru time.
This important event will bring together leading specialists to present and discuss the resistance, stability and conservation of monumental heritage pieces within the framework of the triangle: environment – engineering/architecture – risk management.
The environment includes both resources (available materials, quality) and severe hazards (earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions) and slowly degrading conditions (desertification, water table fluctuations, sea level rise or others related to climate change). In the field of engineering/architecture, the design of buildings and techniques that have allowed the conservation of monuments for a long time are considered. Finally, risk management deals with the measures that are or will be used to maintain the good condition of buildings.
The objectives of the event are: to expand and integrate knowledge that contributes to the conservation of cultural and natural heritage, as well as to promote the best techniques and procedures in the protection of cultural and natural heritage.
Professionals and students of engineering and architecture are invited to participate in the event, as well as cultural scholars: archaeologists and historians, scientists and risk managers, and those interested in world heritage in general.
The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish.