280.349 Focus: Law concerning Nature Risc Management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 4.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

The lecture offers an introduction into the system of natural hazard management. The focus is on natural hazards with spatial impact and regional significance like floods, avalanches and mass-movements, additionally other types of hazards (e.g. storm, earthquake, and wildfire) and their effects are presented. The principles and goals of natural hazard and risk protection (mitigation) are explained as well as appropriate protection concepts and measures including their protective effects. Using the example of flood risk management the model of the ¿risk cycle¿ is discussed in detail dealing with the various stages of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery and the related types of measures before and after a catastrophic event. In addition the lecture offers insight into the legal and political system of natural hazard management in Austria shows the most important public and private institutions and stakeholder and presents a classification of protection measures referring to their characteristic and effects. The main emphasis is on the ¿classical¿ protection concepts including structural and non-structural measures as well as the field of catastrophe management. Ample considerations will be dedicated to principles and methodology of hazard planning and hazard zone mapping, another focal point will be the EU Flood Directive and its implementation in national flood risk management in Austria. Furthermore students receive an introduction into the concepts of risk assessment, risk communication and risk governance. Finally adaptation strategies in risk management are discussed in the context of climate change, demographic change and changes in the Alpine living space.

Subject of course

The lecture offers an introduction into the system of natural hazard management. The focus is on natural hazards with spatial impact and regional significance like floods, avalanches and mass-movements, additionally other types of hazards (e.g. storm, earthquake, and wildfire) and their effects are presented. The principles and goals of natural hazard and risk protection (mitigation) are explained as well as appropriate protection concepts and measures including their protective effects. Using the example of flood risk management the model of the ¿risk cycle¿ is discussed in detail dealing with the various stages of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery and the related types of measures before and after a catastrophic event. In addition the lecture offers insight into the legal and political system of natural hazard management in Austria shows the most important public and private institutions and stakeholder and presents a classification of protection measures referring to their characteristic and effects. The main emphasis is on the ¿classical¿ protection concepts including structural and non-structural measures as well as the field of catastrophe management. Ample considerations will be dedicated to principles and methodology of hazard planning and hazard zone mapping, another focal point will be the EU Flood Directive and its implementation in national flood risk management in Austria. Furthermore students receive an introduction into the concepts of risk assessment, risk communication and risk governance. Finally adaptation strategies in risk management are discussed in the context of climate change, demographic change and changes in the Alpine living space.

Teaching methods

wird noch bekannt gegeben

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

MR Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Rudolf-Miklau

ist Experte für Naturgefahrenmanagement des Lebensministeriums, Vorsitzender des ON-Komitees 256 ¿Schutz vor Naturgefahren¿ beim österreichischen Normungsinstitut, allgemein zertifizierter und gerichtlich beeideter Sachverständiger für Wildbach- und Lawinenschutz sowie Autor zahlreicher Bücher und Fachbeiträge. 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed15:00 - 19:0023.10.2019Seminarraum 280/1 1. Einheit
Thu15:00 - 19:0024.10.2019Hörsaal W3 2. Einheit
Fri14:00 - 18:0015.11.2019Hörsaal W3 3. Einheit
Mon15:00 - 19:0025.11.2019Seminarraum 280/2 4. Einheit
Tue14:30 - 18:3026.11.2019Hörsaal W3 5. Einheit

Examination modalities

written exam

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri16:00 - 17:3024.01.2020 SCHW-SR03 (BOKU); Schwackhöfer Haus, Erdgeschoss, Peter Jordan Straße 82, 1190 Wienwritten03.01.2020 10:00 - 22.01.2020 23:59TISSFolgeprüfungstermin

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2019 10:00 22.10.2019 23:59 24.10.2019 23:59

Precondition

The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

German