There is an urgent need to integrate hazard assessment and disaster risk management into strategic planning and sustainable development.
Our exposure and vulnerability to extreme events - including both natural and human-induced hazards - continue to increase. Worldwide the impact of disasters is rapidly growing. However, many countries and development agencies so far do not consider hazard and disaster risk in development planning, and lack sufficient strategies to plan, assess, prevent or mitigate the effects of extreme events.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) are decision-making tools for mainstreaming hazard and disaster risk reduction strategies and measures into policies, plans and projects.
Environmental assessments should provide guidance in analysing hazard and disaster risk-related consequences of proposed activities via their impact on the environment. And they should also take into account the potential threat of (natural) hazards to plans or projects.
This course provides a unique opportunity to integrate a multidisciplinary assessment of hazard and risk into spatial planning.
The course consists of two main components. The course approach involves task-based learning that blends theory and practice.
The course provides you with new knowledge and skills applicable to multi-hazard risk assessment and environmental assessment within a clear context of spatial planning routines.
The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.
High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.
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