報告題目：Understanding the Fires in the Context of Sustainability
報告人：Margaret Mcnamee 教授
Margaret McNamee is Professor in Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. She was founder and chairman of the organization committee for the international symposium on tunnel safety and security. She is currently the executive committee member and 13th conference chairman of the International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) and is also the member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). She has her technical expertise in characterizing the environmental impact of fires and has worked in the field of fire and combustion research for more than 30 years. She has more than 70 international publications, has co-authored some 30 Technical Reports and 5 book chapters.
Concern for human health and the environment is growing as the human population grows and recognition of scarcity of resources and climate change grows. Indeed, it was recently stated by the International Association of Fire Safety Science that the world is facing enormous challenges in terms of access to resources, increasing and diversifying population and extreme weather events. There is a clear and pressing need to understand fire safety in the context of sustainability. This lecture will give an overview of fire safety challenges that we face from the perspective of sustainable development. The lecture will present research concerning characterization of fires, understanding how fire safety can impact on sustainability and vice versa, and provide some information concerning the development of models to understand different aspects of sustainability, i.e. ecological impact, economic impact and social impact.