Natural hazard managment

Natural hazard managment

Natural hazard management deals with the overlapping areas of forest management and various engineering disciplines. Here we are talking about natural risk protection and the prevention of damage to humans by natural disasters caused by water, snow and relief.

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Flooding, erosion and stagnant moisture

Heavy rains are weather extremes which are difficult to deal with. There are studies and measures to protect the forest and the population. This article describes the buffering effect of forests as well as the problematic conditions of flood protection.

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Structural safety of timber structures used in torrent control

Timber is a valuable material used for building check dams in torrents. However, due to natural decomposition mechanical strength can decline in the course of time. How well do wooden check dams perform after 60 years?

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