[Iag-list] The Nepal Earthquake - One Month On

Philip Mcmanus phil.mcmanus at sydney.edu.au
Tue May 19 09:40:05 AEST 2015

Hi everyone,
This message is of most relevance to people in the Sydney area, but hopefully is of some interest to people beyond the sandstone curtain.


Presented with the School of Geosciences<http://www.geosci.usyd.edu.au/index.shtml> and the Sydney Environment Institute<http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/> at the University of Sydney

On 25 April and 12 May, devastating 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes occurred within 80km of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. At least 8,000 people were killed in the 25 April earthquake, with the devastation caused by the most recent earthquake so far untold.

This Sydney Ideas event, coordinated by the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences, will allow you to hear from three experts about the background and impacts of these disasters, along with information on the aid programs the fundraiser is supporting. Professor Geoff Clarke will discuss the geological context of the earthquake. Associate Professor Dale Dominey-Howes will assess its human implications. Wayne Gum, from Oxfam Australia, will discuss ongoing relief efforts in Nepal.

This event is free and open to all, with attendees requested to make a donation to Oxfam's Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal<http://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/earthquake-devastates-nepal/>.

For more about the speakers and to register see this page
6 to 7.30pm

Old Geology Lecture Theatre
Edgeworth David Building (opposite Footbridge Theatre)
Science Rd
The University of Sydney
See the map<http://sydney.edu.au/maps/campuses/?area=CAMDAR>

Free event with online registration requested. Please click here <http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/sydney-ideas-nepal-earthquake-forum> for the registration page.

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Thank you.


Phil McManus
Professor of Urban and Environmental Geography
Head of School of Geosciences
The University of Sydney
email:  phil.mcmanus at sydney.edu.au
phone: 61-2-9351 4242

President - Geographical Society of New South Wales (GSNSW)

Vice President (Immediate Past President) - Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

Phil's story in Geography is available at http://www.geogsoc.org.au/site/index.cfm?display=288325

Recent articles:
Mintz, G. and McManus, P. 2014. Seeds for Change?  Attaining the benefits of community gardens   through council policies in Sydney, Australia. Australian Geographer 45(4), 541-558.

McManus, P., Graham, R. and Ruse, K., 2014, The construction of human-animal relations.  National Jumps Day 2013 at Te Rapa, Hamilton, New Zealand.  New Zealand Geographer 70(3), 190-200.

Vickas, M., McManus, P. and Dey, C. 2015. From the seam to the stove: Greenhouse gas assessment and the coal seam gas industry in Australia.  Australian Geographer 46(1), 73-90.

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