New Risky Monday Sessions

In the upcoming semester the following sessions of the lecture series “Risky Monday” take place:

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On March 23rd we welcome Michael Sieland who will lecture on the connection between the Red Cross and humanitarian international law. More information you can find here:

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Resilient Flood Risk Management: Explanation video published

In context of the DAAD Alumni Seminar 2019 on Resilient Flood Risk Management we published an animated explanation video, summarizing the main seminar’s findings. It argues that flood risk management only works if the following aspects are integrated:

Technical Protection + Sustainability + Societal Transformation.

More information on the seminar you can find at: https://riskncrisis.wordpress.com/events/alumni-seminars/alumni-seminar-2019-resilient-flood-risk-management/

The seminar’s protocol you can find at: https://riskncrisis.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/daad-alumni-seminar-2019_resilient-flood-risk-management_protocol.pdf

WAKE Workshop: Communication & Knowledge Management

On Jan 21-22 the TH Köln organized a two-days expert workshop in context of the WAKE research project. Together with 20 experts from science and civil protection organisations we discussed the challenges of communication and knowledge management during the refugee crisis 2015/2016 and developed a wide range of solutions to ensure effective communication and knowledge transfer within and between organisations.

We thank all participants for their great input!

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More information on the WAKE-project and the workshop results you can find at: https://wake-project.eu/

DAAD Alumni Seminar 2019: Protocol

The protocol of our DAAD Alumni Seminar 2019 on resilient flood risk management is now online.

It addesses the three seminar’s guiding questions:

  1. What is the relevance of the concept of resilience within flood risk management? Is there already evidence that in specific fields it does provide novel insights, concepts, methods or applications?
  2. How can resilience be applied in the area of flood risk assessments?
  3. What are important gaps in the flood risk management approach?

https://riskncrisis.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/daad-alumni-seminar-2019_resilient-flood-risk-management_protocol.pdf

Thank you very much to everyone for contributing and sharing!

More information on the seminar itself you can find at https://riskncrisis.wordpress.com/events/alumni-seminars/alumni-seminar-2019-resilient-flood-risk-management/

New Risky Monday session: Forest fire in Lübtheen in July 2019

For Jan 13th 2020 (3.30-5pm) the Institute of Rescue Engineering and Civil Protection invites you to a new Risky Monday session at the TH Köln. We welcome Thomas Schmidt from the Fachdienst Brand-und Katastrophenschutz in the county Ludwigslust Parchim. He discusses the disaster operation on the former military area Lübtheen in July 2019 from a non-police hazard control perspective.Schmidt_Risky Monday_FlyerMore information you can find here: Schmidt_Risky Monday_Flyer

New Risky Monday session: Cooperation between civil society and public officials in context of risk management

For Dec 2nd (2-3.30pm) the Institute of Rescue Engineering and Civil Protection invites you to a new Risky Monday session at the TH Köln. We welcome Thomas Kahlix from the Citizens’ Initiative Flood Köln-Rodenkirchen. He discusses the potentials and challenges of the cooperation between civil society and public officials in context of flood risk management.

More information you can find here: Kahlix_Risky Monday_FlyerKahlix_Risky Monday_Flyer