The aim of this module is to introduce you to the principles, concepts and key issues of managing the risks of disasters in developing countries. Unlike other distance learning modules, this module is delivered principally through guided reading notes and the module tutor's text book 'Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment'.
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Welcome to the Disaster Risk Management distance learning module. I'm Lee Bosher, lecturer at WEDC, at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. You can find out more about me from my staff profile.
The module starts on February 2nd, 2020 but you can still apply. Open the DL Module Booking Form (WMFD) here.
The primary text for this module is Disaster Risk Reduction for the Bulit Environment which will be sent by post to registered students. The publication is also available for Kindle devices at an additional cost.
Thinking points : As you work through the book use these 'thinking points' to reflect on what you have read.
Other key readings
- Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030
- Disasters 2018: Year in Review (CRED 2019)
- Disasters and the Built Environment: Research Roadmap – CIB W120
- Global Assessment Report on DRR: Pocket Guide 2015
- Built-in resilience through disaster risk reduction: operational issues – Bosher (2014) BRI/Routledge
- Does mitigation save? Reviewing cost-benefit analyses of disaster risk reduction Shreve and Kelman (2014) International Journal of DRR
- PreventionWeb – DRR documents online
- Recordings of UNISDR/CIB Webinars – 'Making cities resilient' (May 2012)
This module is also taught at Loughborough University. The resources issued are also available to you here on Learn should you find them useful.