Rainrace Network - Sólveig Thorvaldsdóttir
Sólveig Thorvaldsdóttir is an earthquake engineer with a background in disaster preparedness and response, research engineering, and search and rescue.
Solveig is a former director of the National Civil Defence of Iceland, a country known for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other natural threats. She has many years of experience in setting up multi-disciplinary national or international programs, working with professionals, volunteers and civil servants.
She was a structures specialist on two US urban search and rescue teams, team leader for the Icelandic international team and is a member of UNDAC. Her focus now is to manage Rainrace and participate in projects that promote the Rainrace mission statement.