Plenary 4 – Managing Uncertainty of the Future
Chair: Richard Yee
Professor David Karoly – Leader, Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, National Environmental Science Program – CSIRO
Professor Holger Maier – Professor of Integrated Water Systems Engineering, Associate Editor, Environmental Modelling and Software – School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Rade Muslin – CEO – FBAlliance Insurance and Vice President, Casualty – American Academy of Actuaries
The nature of future hazards will likely be different from today. What will future hazards look like? In 2050, the man-made environment and the natural environment could be dramatically different than what we can even imagine. The effect of the current technological upheaval combined with climate change coupled with strong population growth in major cities presents future planning challenges. How should governments and planning bodies find solutions to deal with future growth and future hazards to build resilient cities?