Mark Milke is responsible for developing the program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The purpose of the visit is to learn about how we train independent and competent engineers.
– But of course there will be a lot of discussion about research too. Mark Milke is from Christchurch where there was a big earthquake in 2011, which put the focus on disaster waste management. Globally, the areas that are at risk for disasters such as earthquakes and floods are also the areas with the most population growth, so disaster waste management is a growing concern says Anders Lagerkvist, Professor in Waste Science and Technology at Luleå University of Technology.
– Mark Milke is also since many years an active participant in the Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium organized by the Waste Science and Technology research group in collaboration with Hokkaido University in Japan and University of Central Florida in the USA, says Lisa Dahlén, assistant professor at Luleå University of Technology.
On Tuesday, May 19, Mark Milke will lecture at the House of Science on experiences from the earthquake in Christchurch, see the link below.