Ricardo A. Alvarez was the keynote speaker at the opening plenary session for the II International Congress on Risks sponsored and hosted by the Portuguese Assocation on Risks, Prevention and Security in May 23-25, 2010 at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
Ricardo gave a keynote conference on the topic of Propossing an Empirical Approach to Risk Management Focusing on Damage Reduction. ABSTRACTrev3. In his keynote Ricardo emphasized the importance of empirical knowledge, that which is acquired through observation, and the need to pay attention to the sugnals provided by Nature to set a foundation for the practice of emergency management where mitigation or damage reduction in central to the planning, response and recovery activities undertaken in before, during and after the impact of a hazard.
More than 500 scientists from several agencies and universities participated in the 2010 Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference in Naples, Florida 12-16 July, 2010. The meeting discussed planning, policy and scientific matters related to the Everglades as a “Living Laboratory of Change”.
Ricardo A. Alvarez participated as part of a team representing the Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Florida Atlantic University,presenting a paper in the concurrent session on “Climate Change, Sea Level Rise & Natural Hazards Part 5: The Built Environment”. Presentation RICARDO A ALVAREZ
The conference was organized and hosted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville District), the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the University of Florida IFAS.