New Publication on Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Risk and Crisis Mangement

We are happy to inform you about our new publication “Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven des Risiko- und Krisenmanagements. Beiträge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe „Risky Monday“”in our publication series “Integrative Risk and Security Research”. This issue provides an overview of all sessions ouf our lecture series “Risky Monday” which took place until winter semester 2015/2screenshot-2017-02-20-13-30-15016, the professional background of the invited experts and cooperation opportunities regarding bachelor and master theses. Moreover, you can find discussion papers on emergency and crisis management in administration, psychosocial support and stakeholder-involvement in Disaster Risk Reduction.

You can download the issue here:

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An overview of all issues of our publication series “Integrative Risk and Security Research” you can find here:

https://cos.bibl.th-koeln.de/solrsearch/index/search/searchtype/series/id/

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6. Stuttgarter Runder Tisch “Forschung im Bevölkerungsschutz” at the Fraunhofer IAO

On February 7th, Christiane Stephan from our team at IRG participated at the 6. Stuttgarter Runder Tisch “Forschung im Bevölkerungsschutz” at the Fraunhofer Institute IAO.

The event addressed the possibilities and practices of involvement of civil society into crisis management. Two workshops addressed this complex topic from different angles: While in workshop I the challenges and potentials of integrating spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers into crisis management were addressed, workshop II discussed possible solutions of maintaining ambulant systems for people in need of medical support in times of crisis.

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In the event it was possible to build up and intensify the exchange between researchers and practitioners from different ongoing research projects in Germany. This included the two projects presented by Fraunhofer IAO, KOKOS and KOPHIS, but also a range of other projects, among them KIRMin and the research network BigWa, both led by IRG at TH Köln.

We are looking forward to a continuous exchange of ideas and approaches for the involvement of civil society into crisis management in the future, facing the challenges of dynamic change in our societies and building up trustful relations among all actors involved.

Risky Monday:

On Januar 23th 2017 Tobias Hahn from the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) introduced the Coordiantion Center NOAH on after care and support for German victing and their relatives who are affected abroad and respective task and challenges.

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We thank him very much for this interesting presentation.

For further information please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.

Risky Monday: Water Shortage and Water Harvesting in Jordan

On January 16th 2017 Barbara Sophia Brilmayer Bakti, PhD student at Heidelberg University and  research associate at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, presented insights on a research project regarding water shortage and water harvesting in Jordan. Due to e.g. climate change the method of water harvesting attracts wide interest in regard to handling limited water resources in sensitive regions.

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For further information and also the presentation slides please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.

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We thank her very much for this very interesting presentation.

Risky Monday: World Humanitarian Summit 2016 & Core Humanitarian Standards

On December 12th 2016 Peter Goxharaj presented insights on the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 in Istanbul and  introduced the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) that aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian action.

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Peter Goxharaj is Senior Programe Officer for Rapid Deployment Units and Foreign Operations of the Technical Emergency Service (THW) in Bonn. He is working full-time for the THW since 1992 and has taken part in more than 30 operations in more than 15 countries as head of mission and expert for capacity building.

This flyer, the presentation and the overview of all current sessions you can find here:

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For further information and also the presentation slides please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.

Risky Monday: Rhine-Erft District

On October 24th Sabine Obermöller, head of department in the Rhine-Erft district, presented insights on tasks and responsibilities of an administrative district in the field of rescue service and fire and civil protection.

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This flyer and the overview of all current sessions you can find here:

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For further information and also the presentation slides please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.

Risky Monday: New Sessions

The Institute of Rescue Engineering and Civil Protection of the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences welcomes you to new sessions of the Risky Monday, the lecture series on interdisciplinary risk and crisis management.
We invite experts from different scientific and practical fields to share their experience and to discuss respective challenges and opportunities.

“Risky Monday” takes place from 5.30 – 7.00 pm at the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, campus Deutz, usually in room ZS8-8 (south wing, floor 8, room 8).

In this semester the following sessions take place:

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