871192 Torrent and avalanche control

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gunz, Simon , Hübl, Johannes , Kaitna, Roland
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


The first part includes a discussion of different types of natural hazards such as floods in torrents, sediment transport, debris flows, landslides and snow avalanches. The second part deals with concepts of mitigation and protections measures, and includes an introdution to integrated risk management.

An excursion to a field site in Austria (or neigbouring countries)illustrates aspects of natural hazards in torrents and mitigation measures.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Knowledge about interdisciplinary aspects of natural hazards and torrent processes and discussion of protection measures.
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