22 June 2023
Peak Lecture Theatre, 527 Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB
A team of exiled Syrian academics has produced the first regional survey of soil geochemistry in North West Syria, highlighting the environmental crisis caused by war.
Dr Jon Bridge, together with a small group of UK based academics, has supported this effort through the charity Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) which runs a programme to help Syrian academics continue their research careers in exile.
In this talk, Jon will give an overview of the current humanitarian crisis in North West Syria and the recent history of the Syrian Civil War since 2011 through the lens of its environmental impacts. Internal migration, economic collapse and destruction of infrastructure create sources and pathways for pollutants which accumulate in soil and will pose significant challenges for provision of humanitarian aid and future reconstruction of this devastated region.
Dr Jon Bridge is an Associate Professor in Environmental Geoscience at Sheffield Hallam University. He is currently Chair of the Yorkshire and North East regional committee.
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This event has been organised by the Yorkshire and North East committee.