Ing - Civ (Mag.)(ord. 270) - LC (437) CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR RISK MITIGATION
053400 - LABORATORY OF EMERGENCY PLANNING
099475 - LABORATORY OF EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR ENG4SD
Ing - Civ (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (488) INGEGNERIA CIVILE - CIVIL ENGINEERING
091621 - EMERGENCY PLANS FOR HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK
The course aims at presenting theory of emergency planning, in particular for hydrogeological hazards. Theoretical concepts are then put into practice by students by the development of a real emergency plan for a mountain test case area.One key objective of the laboratory is to make students understand the challenges implied in the development of a technical support (the plan) to orient human decisions and actions under stress. The plan that is to be developed must comprise the more technical information, including the one acquired and produced during the other course of the module “Hydrogeological risks in mountain areas” and more managerial aspects, for which organisational and social factors are central issues. This objective requires the ability to understand, elaborate and synthesise information coming from different disciplines into a usable and useful tool.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Knowledge and understanding
After successfully taking the exam, the student:
knows the theory of emergency planning
knows the theory of scenario development and damage assessment
understands and elaborates information and knowledge coming from other disciplines (e.g. hydrology, river hydrodynamics, geology, sociology, system theory)
knows the processes involved in urban flooding, emergency management and recovery
Applying knowledge and understanding
After successfully taking the exam, the student is able to:
construct an emergency plan
develop a complete event scenario
perform a flood damage assessment
After successfully taking the exam, the student has gained the ability to:
handle uncertainties typical of the emergency planning processes
critically evaluate what would work and what would not in the emergency plan that has been developed, proposing improvements
After successfully taking the exam, the student has proven the ability to:
clearly convey to any audience the contents of an emergency plan and how it should be used
Basics of emergency planning.What is an emergency plan. What are its main contents. Which are the main challenges. Examples of effective emergency plans.
Complete event scenario developing. The complete event scenario as the base of emergency planning. How to build a complete event scenario. Examples of complete event scenarios.
Flood damage: modelling. State of art damage models for the assessment of direct damage. Modelling social vulnerability. Modelling systemic vulnerability of lifelines. Translating vulnerabilities into damage/impacts
Early warning systems. The “Total” Early Warning Systems concept. Monitoring and forecasting. Risk knowledge. Response capability. Dissemination and communication.
Response planning. The Response as a dynamic process. The phases of the response. Resources allocation. Handling with uncertainty. Validation.
Return to normalcy. Temporal scales, required knowledge and procedures.
Fundamentals of risk assessment and management. These topics are taught in the course of “Tools for risk mitigation” on the first year of the CERM program, but similar courses attended in other universities can be accepted.
Modalità di valutazione
The exam consists in the illustration of the emergency plan developed for the case study area and in an oral discussion. The presentation of the plan must be given to all the students attending the course and the professor, who is then able to judge the achievement of communication skills. The oral discussion regards both some critical aspects of the plan and the theoretical concepts behind it. Thanks to the oral questions, the examiner verifies that the requested knowledge has been acquired.
The student may sit for the exam at any call, provided the emergency plan has been sent in advance for preliminary evaluation. Preparation of the plan is a first step thanks to which the student can do a self-evaluation in terms of acquired knowledge and applicative ability.
R.W.Perry, M.K.Lindell, Emergency Planning, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2006
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