Multi-hazard Risk Assessment Workshop
course deals with the procedures to collect, analyze and evaluate spatial
information for risk assessment from natural and human-induced hazards (such as
geological hazard, hydro-meteorological hazards, environmental hazards and
technological hazards). The course will guide you through the entire process of
risk assessment, on the basis of a case study of a city exposed to multiple
hazards, in a developing country (Risk City). Also, a number of case
studies are used from Europe (Italy, France), China, and Georgia.
At the end of this course the participants will be able to:
- understand the concepts of hazard assessment, elements
at risk mapping, vulnerability assessment, and risk assessment;
- formulate the spatial data requirements for risk
- generate an elements at risk data base using GIS;
- formulate the requirements of hazard data and methods;
- apply various methods for vulnerability assessment;
- generate risk maps using qualitative and quantitative
- have insight in how a risk assessment could be carried
out in your own situation;
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
is intended for professionals working in development areas mostly.
1: Introduction to risk assessment
- Theory: Introduction to disaster risk management and
- Exercise: Generation of a hazard profile using
disaster databases; Introduction to ILWIS, and introduction to the
RiskCity dataset. Learn the various hazard problems by evaluating
2: Obtaining spatial data for risk assessment
- Theory: Presentation of data requirements for the
various types of hazards. Sources of spatial data.
- Exercises: Defining spatial data requirements for risk
assessment; Internet search for information on risk assessment; acquiring
free and low-cost data; generating three-dimensional image data using
Google Earth; stereo image interpretation
3: Hazard Assessment
- Theory: Hazard types; Main concepts of hazard
assessment; Frequency magnitude – relationships
- Exercises: Frequency assessment; Selection of hazard
assessment example (flooding, landslides, earthquakes, technological
hazards, volcanic hazards etc)
4: Elements of risk assessment
- Theory: Types of elements at risk; classification of
buildings, infrastructure, lifelines, critical facilities; population
information; a collection of elements at risk information.
- Exercise: Generating elements at risk database from
scratch; Generating elements at risk database using available data
(building footprint map, census data, and LiDAR)
5: Vulnerability assessment
- Theory: Types of vulnerability; social vulnerability;
physical vulnerability; methods for vulnerability assessment;
participatory GIS; Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation
- Exercises: Defining vulnerability curves; Spatial
Multicriteria evaluation for vulnerability assessment
6: Risk assessment
- Theory: Loss estimation models; HAZUS; qualitative
risk assessment; QRA; basics of flood risk, seismic risk, landslide and
technological risk assessment;
- Exercises: Creating risk curves; Selection of risk
assessment method: flooding, earthquakes, landslides, technological.
7: Risk Management
- Theory: Risk evaluation; risk governance; risk
communication; cost-benefit analysis; Using risk information for emergency
planning; spatial planning, and Environmental Impact Assessment
- Exercises: Multi-hazard risk assessment for buildings;
assessing economic losses; Cost benefit analysis
8: Final project and examination
- Discussion: How to do such a study in your area?
- Final Project: Selection of project topic related to
risk assessment and its use in risk management
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have
vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice.
The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works
and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are
provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will
be issued with a certificate.
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet
organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: email@example.com
· The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.
The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials,
lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for
our participants upon request.
Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of
training and proof of payment sent to: