Flood Management Course

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland - gov; Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Switzerland - gov

Mon, Mar 30 - Thu, Apr 2 2015

The aim of this Flood Management Course is to provide basic principles and technical overview for flood management

Content:

Basics of flood hazards

•Meteorology
•Flood generation processes
•Sediment transport processes

Flood hazard evaluation (scenarios: inundation, alluviation, erosion)

•Flood hazard modelling
•Flood hazard mapping: hazard map, hazard index & intensity map

Flood management strategies:

•Integrated risk management
•Integrated flood management strategy
•Elaborating a flood risk management plan
•Specifics of urban flooding & of large plain flooding

Exercise on flood management (group work session):

•Specification of a hazard evaluation after a flood event

Flood hazard management in a global context:

•Global Processes: SDG’s, HFA 2,
•International and multilateral programs in flood hazard management
•Role and position of Switzerland Field excursion (organized by FOEN with canton):
•Introduction and presentation (indoor)
•Field excursion

Methods:

Combination of lectures and field visits (power point presentations, case studies, group work, site visit)

Thun or Spiez
English