Environmental Risks and Impact Assessment

Landscape Management
9 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 T + 75,0 TC

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Understand and interpret the main sources of natural hazards.
Evaluate risk factors through the use of various metrics. Develop an Environmental Impact assessment using all tecnical resources.

Program
- Vulcanic activity;
- Floods and landslides;
- Storms, tornados and hurricanes;
- Impact assessment;
- Risk analysis;
- Forecast and risk simulation;
- Environmental impact assessment.

Evaluation Methodology
Written exam (50%) + essay with presentation(50%).

Bibliography
- Glasson, J. e Therivel, R. e Andrew, C. (2005). Introduction to environmental impact assessment. London: Routledge
- Manahan, S. (1997). Environmental science and technology. New York: Lewis Publishers
- Morris, P. e Therivel, R. (2001). Methods of environmental impact assessment. London: Spon Press
- Partidário, M. e Jesus, J. (1994). Avaliação de impacte ambiental. Lisboa: Centro de Estudos de Planeamento e Gestão do Ambiente

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials.

Software used in class