Using innovative university didactics for flood risk reduction and transfer of risk knowledge

This paper describes and analyses three innovative approaches, performed and tested in practice, regarding flood risk education and didactics at different scales: 1) local level in Karlstad, Sweden (appointed resilient city by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction), 2) subnational level in the large-lake districts in central Sweden and 3) European level among 5 countries. All three initiatives are related to the Hyogo Framework for Action processes.

The proposed indicators for progress in disaster risk reduction education are the following:

  • the integration of natural and social scientific aspects of disaster risks and reduction;
  • the inclusion of professionals at all levels in DRR education and training activities;
  • the use of spatially distributed on-site education.

This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Date:
2014
Author(s):
Nyberg, L.; Evers, M.; Johansson, M.; Chang-Rundgre, S.
Pages:
13 p.
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Themes:
Education & School Safety, Information Management
Hazards:
Flood
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