Flood Risk Management
The MOOCs focus is on aspects of flood risk management, forecasting and protection measures. You will learn which concepts exist to protect people from floods having a look at the catchment, the rivers and the settlements at risk. Following the so-called flood risk cycle, prevention, protection and preparation measures are shown.
With a focus on Europe, this course aims to summarize the tasks needed to implement the EU Floods Directive. To forecast a flood, hydrological modelling is needed. You will gain understanding about the difficulties of hydrological modelling in flood forecasts as well as about the sources and quantities of uncertainties in the flood chain. Advantages and disadvantages of different hydrodynamic model types are clarified. Furthermore, it is explained how flood hazard and flood risk maps can be evaluated concerning their uncertainties.
This will help you learning how to create your own ideas and measures to prevent risks related to floods.
Upcoming start dates
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- Virtual Classroom
Who should attend?
Interest in flood risk management, no background in related study area needed.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Technische Universität München, a partner institute of EdX.
1-2 hours per week
- Verified Track -$49
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Understand the tasks of the implementation of the EU flood risk management directive
- Understand hydrological flood modelling
- Evaluate flood hazard and flood risk maps concerning their uncertainties
- Assess appropriate rural and urban flood protection measures
- Integrate single measures in city concepts and use flood risk audits
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