الانتقال الى المحتوى الأساسي

بدر عبده حسن حكمي

إدارة المخاطر والكوارث البيئية DCM630

 

Executive Master Program (MSc) in Disaster and Crisis Management

 

Prerequisites

Credits 

Course  ID

 
Course name 

DCM 604

 3

DCM 630

Environmental Hazard & Disaster Management


 

Course Description

This course aims to provide an overview of geological, meteorological, radioactive, chemical and biological hazards facing the international communities, as well as Saudi Arabia. It also discusses organizational responsibilities for hazard identification and management. Light will be shed on communication and perceptions of vulnerability and risk along with challenges to local governments and communities. j

 

Course Objectives j

  1. Shed light on the processes of natural disasters in general.
  2. Study the underpinning scientific principles of both natural hazards (eg hurricanes, storms and tornadoes, flooding, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and radon gas emissions) and human-induced disasters (eg terrorism, explosions and oil tanker accidents).
  3. To cover modern disaster management strategies and planning techniques for the mitigation (eg structural measures and education), preparation (eg early warning), response (eg search and rescue) and recovery (eg. insurance) phases.
  4. Review of natural disaster cases in Saudi Arabia and worldwide.

 

General References for the Course: (Books/Journals...etc.) h

Students in this course can read from the following text books

  1. Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster (Fifth Edition), by Keith Smith and David N. Petley, 2010.
  2. Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management, by Bimal Kanti Paul, 201. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  3. Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration, by Tobin, G.A. and Montz, B.E., 1997. 



List of URLs for this Course
(Useful Hazard & Disaster links) h

Real time Disaster Monitoring & Event Reporting

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/

http://www.emdat.be/

http://www.emdat.be/disaster-week

http://www.usgs.gov/hazards/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

http://www.disastercenter.com

Hazards/Disasters Journals

Disasters http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0361-3666&site=1

Jour. Of Mass Emer. And Disasters http://www.usc.edu/schools/sppd/ijmed/cumulative.php

Natural Hazards Review http://scitation.aip.org/nho

 Hazards Research Centres

http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/

http://www.benfieldhrc.org/

http://www.cas.sc.edu/geog/hrl/

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/

http://www.ihc.fiu.edu/

Latin America/Caribbean

http://www.disaster-info.net/socios_eng.htm

http://www.cdema.org/

http://www.eird.org/index-eng.htm

 Asia/Pacific

http://www.adpc.net/

http://www.pdc.org/iweb/pdchome.html

http://www.unisdr.org/asiapacific/asiapacific-index.htm

http://www.adrc.or.jp/top.php

 Africa

http://www.unisdr.org/africa/africa-index.htm

http://www.irinnews.org/webspecials/DR/ISDR-Map-African-Natural-Hazards.pdf11

 Canada

http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/em/cdd/index-eng.aspx

http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/2002_2006/nher/index_e.php

 USA

http://www.fema.gov/

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/

 Hazard Mitigation & Disaster Reduction

http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/index.shtm

http://www.unisdr.org/

http://www.ibhs.org/

http://www.iclr.org/

http://www.gdrc.org/uem/disasters/disenvi/index.html

 Other links

http://www.disasterlinks.net/

http://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/hazards/

 Disaster simulation games

http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/

http://insidedisaster.com/haiti/experience


Course Outcomen

The student will learn the following: l

  1. Students will able to understand the general knowledge about natural disasters.
  2. Students will learn to differentiate between a number of facets of hazards and disasters including causes, impacts.
  3. Students  will address disaster management phases such, and planning techniques for the mitigation the prediction process of earthquake and volcanic hazards.will consider a number of facets of hazards and disasters including causes, impacts and management strategies.
  4. Students  will learn the principals of organizational, local & international responsibilities regarding disaster management and future trends.


Scheme of assessmentg

Periodical examination:        40%

Essay (2000 - 2500 words):  20%

Presentation:                         10%

Final exam:                           30%


Timetable for course lectures



Lecture topic Week

Ch1 Introduction: definitions and types of environmental hazards

1

Effects of environmental hazards & examples of recent events

 2
Periodical exam 1  3

Ch2 Management of hazards & disasters

 4

Prediction, response & mitigation of hazards & disasters

 5
  Periodical exam 2  5

Ch3 Organizational, local & international responsibilities. Areas of concern & future of DM

 6

Submission of coursework & presentations

 7
Final exam  8


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