KULTURisk summer school: Flood risk reduction - Perception, communication, governance

Training Course
KULTURisk; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)
09-12 Sep 2013
Netherlands (Delft)
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

The summer school will introduce various approaches to risk prevention and management and highlight the importance of measures, risk perception and communication to risk governance and the existing international initiatives and policies in disaster risk reduction. These concepts will be analyzed in the context of water-related hazards such as floods and landslides occurring in coastal areas, mountainous catchments, transboundary large rivers and urban settings, with the understanding that given the multi-hazard approach required in disaster risk reduction, they may be applicable to other natural hazards. Course content:

  • Introduction to risk prevention and risk reduction; terminology of disaster risk management

  • International policies in disaster risk reduction

  • Governance of risk

  • Structural protection measures

  • Early warning and preparedness

  • Assessments, mapping, planning and risk transfer

  • Risk perception and communication: importance, assessment, challenges.  

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Event fee

Before 30 May 2013: €250; After 30 May 2013: €200

What is included in the event fee

Includes registration, material, lunch, coffee.

Target audience

The course is designed for current and future water managers, decision-makers and others involved in the management of water-related disasters. Participants need to have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject (i.e. engineering, economics, and social sciences) and preferably several years of relevant working experience.

How to register

Please register online Deadline to register is 31 July 2013


Early Warning, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, GIS & Mapping, Water, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety
Flood, Land Slide
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