After the completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Describe the influence of mitigation, preparation, response and recovery on natural hazards.
Discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in disaster risk reduction.
Compare and critically analyse recent disasters caused by natural events.
The course inspects the disaster cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery) in relation to the interaction of natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and earthquakes, with human society. Students will discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in disaster risk reduction, where the disaster cycle is compared and critically analysed in relation to recent events.
Lectures, seminars, and exercises.
Participation in seminars (1 credit), oral and written presentation of reports (4 credits).