WIT Short Course on Floods and Debris Flow 2011
Organised By: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Course Presenters: Prof Daniele De Wrachien, Dr Antonella Frigerio, Dr Reinaldo Garcia, Prof Stefano Mambretti,
Dr Guido Mazza
Please find details of this 3-day short course by visiting our website at: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/floods-debris.html
Floods and debris flows are among the most destructive of all water related processes. They affect both rural and urban areas in a wide range of morphoclimatic environments and in recent years have attracted more and more attention from the scientific and professional communities and concern from the public due to the death toll they claim. The increased frequency of these natural hazards, coupled with climatic change predictions and urban development, suggests that they are set to worsen in the future.
Taking this into consideration, the objectives of the course are:
To provide basic understanding of floods and debris flows using the most advanced and up-to-date methodologies currently available
To improve capabilities for modelling debris and water floods in both rural and urban environments
To develop hazard maps based on model results
To assess risk and design prevention and mitigation measures
To use state-of-the-art mathematical models
Participants will gain a broad overview of global water related disasters, including risk assessment, development of hazard maps and design of prevention and mitigation measures.
Course registration is available via our website at http://www.wessex.ac.uk/floods-debris.html or contact the Course Secretariat directly by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jane Chantler, Course Secretariat
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
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