There is no aspect of human life that is untouched by science and technology in some form or another. High technology products and services are no longer the luxuries of the rich. Although the public perceives science as the provider of the solutions to enhance the quality of life, novel technologies are not always welcomed by the public. There is a need to focus on arriving at the methodologies of creating awareness among the public. This would enable absorbing the rapidly developing technologies and make informed decisions. At NIAS currently research being undertaken in the domain of Science and Risk Communication.
As a part of creating a platform for engaging students, researchers in the domains of Science and Risk Communication and the general public, a discussion forum is being started.
The first in this series is a discussion on Risk Communication with Prof V.S. Ramamurthy, Emeritus Professor and former Director at NIAS.