Following a successful meeting of professionals based in universities, NGOs, consultancy practices and the media, the Tsunami Recovery Network was established in January 2005. Since then, a Steering Group has been formed with Geoffrey Payne as a member. A website (Tsunami-Recovery) was created and has recently been updated. This provides a forum for those with a professional interest to ensure that reconstruction programmes benefit the most severely affected communities. We hope to obtain funding to expand the role of the Network into an independent monitoring service in collaboration with partner organisations in the affected region. The Network enjoys support from all major British professional institutes, namely the Institute of Civil Engineers, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
To read the press release on the launch of the new website please click here.
The network is now active and we look forward to receiving information on developments and ideas for action. Please send your contributions or read the latest news at Tsunami-Recovery.