701-0565-00L  Principles of Natural Hazard Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersV. Griess, A. Mathys
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

AbstractThis course provides an overview of the main natural hazards and their importance in a national and international context. The probability, risk and implications of various natural hazards will be discussed, along with potential management options. The course consists of introductory lectures and exercises, seminars with guest lectures by experts, student-led topic discussions, and a field trip.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course, students will be able to:

• explain the main natural hazards, their processes and their importance in different contexts.
• describe the likelihood, risk, and consequences of natural hazards and their management options.
• identify and discuss the development of natural hazards in the context of climate change.
• develop, formulate and present solutions to these challenges to a critical audience.
Literaturewill be distributed and available on Moodle