UNIFI - UNESCO Chair on prevention and sustainable management of geo-hydrological hazards

UNESCO CHAIR

PREVENTION AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF GEO-HYDROLOGICAL HAZARDS

MISSION

The mission of the Chair is to promote research and development for the prevention and management of geo-hydrological hazards, in order to support policies and actions of risk reduction

TOPICS

GEO-HYDROLOGICAL HAZARDS

Geo-hydrological hazards are a major threat to human life, property, cultural heritage and the natural and built environment.

HAZARDS TYPES

Floods, debris flows, slope movements, ground subsidence, soil and coastal erosion, sinkholes and other hazards related to the climate changes and to the local hydro-geological conditions.

GEO-HYDROLOGICAL RISK

Risk arises from the interplay of these physical processes with social and cultural factors, such as urbanization, emergency planning, risk preparedness and knowledge.

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

The Chair contributes to the implementation of the Sendai Partnership 2015-2025 for global promotion of understanding and reducing disaster risk, launched by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)

OBJECTIVES

to promote risk awareness, research and development in the field of geo-hydrological hazards for supporting policies and actions of risk reduction

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

to promote the development of innovative technologies for the prevention and mitigation of geo-hydrological hazards

TOOLS AND PROCEDURES

to develop tools and procedures for supporting risk reduction policies and emergency management for the safety of the human life

CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION

to promote the protection of cultural heritage threatened by geo-hydrological hazards

RESEARCH FACILITIES AND EXCHANGE

to promote research at international level by offering scientific facilities to post-graduated students and visiting researchers

PROJECTS

CONTACT US

UNESCO Chair on prevention and sustainable management of geo-hydrological hazards

University of Florence

Largo Enrico Fermi 2
50125, FIRENZE
Phone : +39 055 2757523
Email : info@unesco-geohazards.unifi.it

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