NATURAL DISASTERS AND EMERGENCES

Course ID: POS-SE>KATEKOL
Course title: NATURAL DISASTERS AND EMERGENCES
Semester: 1 / Winter
ECTS: 3
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Environmental Protection
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Andrzej Kocowicz 71 320 5602 andrzej.kocowicz@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Social, economic and political factors affecting the risk of ecological catastrophes and emergency situations. Types of installations and activities causing the most dangerous failures. The effects of ecological disasters are their range, intensity of impact and duration. Responsibility for the effects of ecological catastrophes. Possibility of reducing the effects and reducing the degree of environmental pollution as a result of organizational, technical and economic activities.
Full description: Social, economic and political factors affecting the risk of ecological catastrophes and emergency situations. Types of installations and activities causing the most dangerous failures. The effects of ecological disasters are their range, intensity of impact and duration. Responsibility for the effects of ecological catastrophes. Possibility of reducing the effects and reducing the degree of environmental pollution as a result of organizational, technical and economic activities.
Bibliography: Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security’s Approach to Risk Analysis w The national Academies Press, Washington DC 2010. Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Human Security Karen O’Brien, Linda Sygna, Robin Leichenko, W. Neil Adger, Jon Barnett, Tom Mitchell, Lisa Schipper, Thomas Tanner, Coleen Vogel and Colette Mortreux. University of Oslo 2008. Jared M. Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, 2005 Viking Press. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Learning outcomes: Knowledge Student knows the most important sources of environmental hazards; It characterizes the sources of pollutant emissions, their migration routes and their environmental transformation He knows the methods and methodology of assessing the effects of anthropogenicity on selected elements of the environment, according to the specialization of the study She knows the technical and natural methods of reclamation of areas contaminated with heavy metals. He knows the determinants of the applicability of particular methods. Skills Assesses the effects of anthropopression on selected elements of the environment, using appropriate methods and using the law, according to the specialization of studies Develops proposals for actions aimed at reducing the effects of anthropogenic and environmental damage, according to the specialization of studies It evaluates the effectiveness of reclamation measures taken to eliminate the effects of major ecological disasters Social competences . Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security’s Approach to Risk Analysis w The national Academies Press, Washington DC 2010
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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