|NRM N5160||Ecological and Social Risks|
|Credit Points||5 ECTS|
|Module Coordination||Dr. Udo Nehren|
|Lecturers||Dr. Udo Nehren, Prof. Johannes Hamhaber, Prof. Dr. Alexander Fekete|
|Workload (h)||50 Attendance||100 Self-Study|
|Intended Learning Outcome||Students are able to analyze ecological and social risks from different scientific and practical perspectives by using approaches from natural, social and engineering sciences, such as valuation of protecting ecosystem services, community-based assessments, cost-benefit analysis, legal framework analysis, and spatial planning tools to develop innovative and efficient solutions for risk reduction.|
|Content||Block I: Elements of Disaster Risk Reduction
Block II: Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction
Block III: Eco-DRR Instruments and Approaches
Block IV: Mainstreaming Environment & DRR
|Teaching Method||Lectures, case studies, educational media, practical and theoretical exercises, role plays, field trip|
|Assesment Method||Report (Case Study Analysis OR Conceptual Review), 100%|
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Nehren, U., K. Sudmeier-Rieux, S. Sandholz, M. Lombarda, T. Guillén Bolaños (2014): The Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction Case Study and Exercise Source Book. CNRD/PEDRR, ISBN: 978-3-00-045844-6; http://pedrr.org/pedrr/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Eco-DRR-case-study-source-book_final.pdf
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Renaud, F., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., M. Estrella & U. Nehren (eds.) (2016) Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation: linking science, policy and practice; Springer, in press
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