Technology as a tool in development and humanitarian assistance

When:  Mar 21, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  All Member Open Forum

This webinar showcases two uses of technology to support the development and humanitarian assistance/disaster response.

The first presentation will give a practical example of developing appropriate, sustainable and effective technology solutions in developing communities through immersion in the community and creating relationships with the primary stakeholders.

The second presentation will focus on innovative technologies that collect a range of local hydrometeorological and water supply data in real-time, linked to live global weather forecasting models to inform stakeholders of impending climate risks.

Further information

The process of developing and implementing technology is as important as the technology itself.

The collaborative nature of the technology allows national meteorological, agro-meteorology, and rural water supply agencies to establish hydrometeorological monitoring networks for their own purposes and to share their data for national interest issues, such as flood early warnings.

Who should attend?

Water engineers, sustainability engineers, humanitarian engineers.

About the speaker

Craig McVeigh

Chief Exective Officer, Similie

Craig McVeigh is Similie’s Co-Founder and CEO. With over 20 years’ experience in the water sector covering ecosystem research, drafting and evaluating law and policy in water resources management, rural water supply and DRR sectors. Craig has also managed large hydrogeological, geophysics research programs and other technical projects. Before founding Similie, Craig worked as a water sector consultant and the World Bank, and was previously Deputy Program Lead and Water Resources Management Adviser at BESIK in Timor-Leste. He also worked at the National Water Commission in Canberra.