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Course Contents

 Forces of earth: Exo-genetic and endogenetic  Geophysical processes and associated disasters • Earthquakes • Volcanoes • Floods • Droughts • Tsunamis • Tornadoes/Hurricane/Cyclones • Environmental Threats to biodiversity (History and case studies, spatial and temporal study, contribution of human activities, Short term and long-term planning, societal contribution)  Disaster Management Cycle  Risk models to understand disaster management o The Comprehensive Approach to Probabilistic Risk Assessment (CAPRA) o Earthquake Risk Model (EQRM) o Global Risk Assessment model  Hazard Analysis and mapping

Course Synopsis

This course will strengthen students’ capabilities to play constructive roles in society to address the hazards and disasters occurring at a rapid pace.

Course Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course students will able to serve community in an effective way. They will understand the relationship between natural processes, human activities and environmental hazards. They will be able to understand the approaches used in mitigating these hazards and proposed strategies in land use planning. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts mentioned here at scales from global to local. They will also be able to demonstrate practical skills in data analysis, integration and interpretation in hazard and risk applications.

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