101-0278-00L Flood Protection
|Semester||Spring Semester 2020|
|Lecturers||R. Boes, J. Eberli|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||Concepts and structural measures to prevent or mitigate flood damage, planning methods to implement projects in practice|
|Objective||To get to know processes leading to flood damage, the different concepts and structural measures allowing to prevent or mitigate flood damage, as well as promising practical planning methods to implement flood protection measures in practice.|
|Content||Explanation of relevant processes: flooding, aggradation, sedimentations, erosion, debris flows.|
Concept of different objectives of protection for various land uses (from rural areas to industrial regions).
General possibilities of flood protection / control.
Land use planning on the basis of hazard zones.
Classical procedures against flood damage with the use of examples such as increase of flow capacity, release structures, flood detention basins, polder.
Property protection as continuative measure.
Considering of overload case, Emergency procedures.
Damage determination and risk analysis.
Management of residual risk.
Conflict of objective during implementation of procedures.
Situatively adjusted approach.
Case studies (group work).
|Lecture notes||Flood protection script|
|Literature||Guidelines of Swiss federal administration (especially Federal Office for the Environment, FOEN)|