Authors: Chris Renschler*, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Geomorphology
Keywords: community resilience, sustainable development, GIS, environmental modeling, Geomorphology
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Grand Chenier, Sheraton, 5th Floor
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Over the past two decades interdisciplinary approaches in Systems Analysis, Environmental Modeling and Geographic Information Science attempted to integrate monitoring, modeling and managing complex interactions of hydrologic, Earth surface and environmental processes in coupled natural and human systems. The hazard and risk assessment of climate and land use/land cover change and the impact of extreme events on the structure and functionalities of physical and human systems illustrates, that environmental and human systems are interconnected and interdependent. The creation of terms and approaches such as "Holistic Geomorphology” and the "PEOPLES Resilience Framework" presented in this lecture enabled stakeholders in communities around the world to achieve steps towards a truly integrated hazard and risk assessment and extreme events management. Examples of research projects with focus on managing not only soil and water conservation, debris flows, forest fires, and floods, but also environmental pollution and sustainable development, illustrate the enhancement of stakeholders in their understanding and communication as well as the creation of successful collaborations and integrated assessment techniques among scientists, practitioners and decision-makers.