Search for dissertations about: "environmental disaster management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words environmental disaster management.

  1. 1. Sustainability of Social Housing in the Urban Tropics: A Holistic Development Process for Bamboo-Based Construction

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Author : Corinna Salzer; [2018]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sustainability assessment of buildings; Climate change mitigation and adaptation; Life Cycle Assessment; Philippines; Technology Development; Social housing; Disaster Risk Reduction; Bamboo;

    Abstract : This thesis is motivated by a tremendous need for more inclusive, sustainable and disaster resistant social housing in rapidly developing countries such as the Philippines. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda name the use of local raw materials as one area for action. READ MORE

  2. 2. Extreme environments - Design and human factors considerations

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Author : Olga Bannova; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Extreme environments; Engineering; Engineer; Architect; Design Planning; Architecture; Multidisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Design and Planning; Human Factors;

    Abstract : The starting point of this research is based on my experience at SICSA performing research and design for extreme environments, including orbital and lunar planetary facilities, disaster shelters, polar stations and offshore surface and submersible habitats. This thesis explores what aspects and issues of design and planning processes in extreme environments have to be addressed in a similar way and therefore may be used as a basis for further work toward PhD thesis to develop a methodological planning tool or matrix. READ MORE

  3. 3. Institutional Aspects of Integrated Flood Management in Guatemala

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Héctor Estuardo Guinea Barrientos; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Guatemala; Floods; Integrated Flood Management; Institutional Aspects;

    Abstract : Floods are a recurrent natural disaster in Guatemala. Heavy and prolonged rainfall often results in floods that affect people’s life and property. Several institutions and policy instruments at local, national or transnational level address flood management. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bridging the floods - The role of social learning for resilience building in urban water services

    University dissertation from Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University

    Author : Åse Johannessen; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; urban water services; climate change; adaptation; urban transformation; transition; flood risk management; water resources management; disaster risk reduction; resilience; resilient cities;

    Abstract : The development of cities is increasingly threatened by a worldwide water crisis. Urban water services (including drinking water, sanitation and drainage) are facing complex and multiple pressures, which are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. READ MORE

  5. 5. Deltaic Dilemmas Ecologies of Infrastructure in New Orleans

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Joshua Lewis; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Infrastructure; New Orleans; resilience; historical ecology; urban ecology; disturbance; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the relationship between water infrastructure, ecological change, and the politics of planning in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta, USA. Complex assemblages of water control infrastructure have been embedded in the delta over the last several centuries in an effort to keep its cities protected from floodwaters and maintain its waterways as standardized conduits for maritime transportation. READ MORE