From the geospatial skills needed to model hazards, to the geographical knowledge that enables a holistic understanding of risk, geography is central to disaster risk management.
The knowledge and skills you have learned in geography degrees will definitely support the tasks in disaster and emergency management and humanitarian professions” – Yung Fang Chen, University of Coventry.
The Society’s Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group (DRM PPG) interviewed six professionals working in disaster risk management about the role of geography in their work and careers.
My experience as a geographer helps me see every component of our work as a part of a greater picture” – Xiaoning Wu, Catastrophe Modeller, RMS.
The disaster risk specialists from academia and industry discuss the importance of geography in managing risks, how they use geographical skills and knowledge in their work, and their own career paths with geography.
Learn more about the links between geography and the world of disaster risk management by reading all six interviews, and also see the DRM PPG’s resource on DRM careers.
The DRM PPG offers geographers and disaster risk professionals a space to network, share knowledge and best practice, attend events and more. Connect via LinkedIn, see the full range of DRM PPG resources and watch the Fireside Chat webinar series.