I went to Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2006 to help assess the impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami upon the region’s rich cultural heritage. The scale of destruction caused by the tsunami was...
Hazards and Society - Patrick Daly
The Natural Hazards and Society group at EOS, directed by Patrick Daly, explores the intersections between society and hazards in Asia. Our research aims to generate new knowledge and potentially paradigm-shifting insights into the impact of hazards upon societies (past and present), post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, and risk, adaptation and resilience. Our work is broadly multi-disciplinary and based upon intensive fieldwork in conjunction with EOS earth scientists, international collaborators, and partners across the region. Our on-going research projects contribute towards academic debates about hazards and society, as well as inform policy on building safer communities in Asia.
Aid Governance, Resilience, and Community-driven Reconstruction in Urban Settlements in the Kathmandu Valley Following the 2015 Earthquake
We investigate how communities and households are recovering, mobilising, and rebuilding in urban areas of Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.
The Urban Reconstruction in Nepal Project studies the strategies being used to rebuild urban settlements destroyed by the 2015 earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Aceh Geohazards Project: Interaction of Geohazards and Settlements through the Past Millennium, Aceh, Indonesia
The Aceh Geohazards Project combines geology, geomorphology, history and archaeology to better understand the past occurrence of tsunami in Aceh, and the extent to which such events might have impacted past societies.
The Aftermath of Aid (AoA) Project is a collaboration between EOS and the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS).