EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Course ID: IIS-SE>EME
Course title: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Semester: 2 / Winter
ECTS: 5
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Podstawy przedsiębiorczości, hydrologii i meteorologii, prawo, ochrona przed powodzią..
Contact person: PhD Romuald Grocki, romuald.grocki@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Notions, definitions, threshold criteria, legal regulations in the engineering of the crisis management. Bases of managing the risk. Aims and tasks of the engineering of the crisis management. The repair of of effects of threats (stages for a short time and long-term). Managing the time in the crisis management. Eisenhower/Covey's matrix. Sense of computer technologies in managing the system.
Full description: 1. Methodological bases of the engineering of the crisis management. Model of good practices, notions, definitions, threshold criteria. Aims and tasks of the engineering of the crisis management. 2. Conceptual model of the system of the crisis management. The notion, cells and the mission of the System of the Crisis Management. 3. Identification analysis of crisis threats. Notion and taxonomy of crisis threats. 4. Bases of managing the risk, characteristics of threats (coming into existence of the phenomenon, primal, secondary losses - effect dominoes, matrix cause - result), estimating and analysis of the risk, methods and means of the reduction in the risk. 5. Repair of effects of threats (stages for a short time and long-term). 6. Protection against the flood in plans of the crisis management. Operational plan of the protection against the flood. 7. Monitoring, early warning. 8. Time management in the crisis management. Quantification of notions. Eisenhower’s/Covey's matrix. 9. Principles of the organization of exercises and trainings. Types of exercises. Case study - flood. 10. Computer supporting the decision-making process. Identification analysis of the information system. Sense of computer technologies in managing the system. 11. Concept of modelling of the System the Crisis Management. 12. Threats of breakdowns of water buildings. Analysis of the event. Forecasting losses. 13. Strategy of the reduction in the risk of natural disasters in the EU.
Bibliography: 1. Grocki R., Time management in extra-ordinary situation [in:] Decision in situation of endangerment. Interdisciplinary of the decision making process. WSOWL, Wrocław 2017; ; 2. Grocki R. Emergency Management. Good Practices. e-book, Difin, Warszawa 2017; 3. Grocki R., Quantification Notions in Emergency Management, ISDE, Sweden 2010; 4. Grocki R., Decision making process in extraordinary situation [in:] Decision in situation of endangerment, WSOWL, Wrocław 2014; 5. Grocki R., Flood safety in the aspect of actions in emergency situations, RIOB, Wrocław 2005; 6. Haddow D., Bullock A., Introduction to emergency management, Butterworth-Heinemann, London 2015; 7. Smith K., Petley N., Environmental Hazards. Assessing risk and reducing disaster, Routlege
Learning outcomes: Knowledge Student knows basic technical conditioning deciding on the location and solutions of technical devices used in the environmental engineering; Student has a basic knowledge about the exploitation cycle of devices, objects and technical systems. Student has theoretical bases concerning processes of making a decision in situations of threats. Student knows methods and means of the reduction in the risk of natural threats (of mainly threatening flood). Student knows principles of writing master's theses, has a knowledge in relation to principles of using works of other authors (copyright, plagiarism), of different sources of scientific information. Student knows the latest achievements concerning the subject matter connected with the graduation work. IŚ2A_W06 IŚ2A_W07 Skills Student is able to apply computer techniques in the career, he knows to use databases of the environment. Student is able to draw up post standard operating procedure; He is able to make analysis of the functioning local system of the protection of the population and to suggest possible modification; He is able to draw up the scenario of the simulation exercise and to carry out exercise the for entities of self-government and united civil service. Student is able to review literature to the set subject, to prepare and to give the presentation to the set subject in a polish language and in the a foreign language; He has an ability of concise drawing up the subject and having a discussion and formulating criticisms. IŚ2A_U05 IŚ2A_U12 Social competences Student is aware of the needs to check on scientific and technological progress in solving problems concerning the protection and shaping the environment. He understands the need of passing on information concerning different aspects of engineering activity to the society. Student is aware of meaning of the social sense of security, in it need of the increase in the awareness of the society in the knowledge of threats, ways of acting and the reduction in threats. Student is taking action, using one's knowledge, raising being aimed the social awareness but in consequence increasing the safety of the population (of local community). IŚ2A_K02
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Grade obtained at classes (60%) + grade obtained at lectures (40%)

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