CNDS Summer School 2022

This international course gathers PhD students in Earth-, Engineering- and Social Sciences for an introduction to the dynamics and impacts of natural hazards (e.g., floods, droughts, wildfires and earthquakes) as well as disaster management and social vulnerability under the umbrella of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Through online lectures, seminars, and assignments, the course explores DRR through the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery), looking at the interplay between multiple natural hazards and society. Together with senior researchers in the field, students will discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in DRR. The course is an opportunity to compare and analyze the disaster management cycle in relation to alternative concepts of disaster management and recent catastrophic events.