WIT Press


M3 (Monitoring, Management And Mapping) – Tool For The Solution Of The Conflict: \“people And Environment”

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/GEO060361

Volume

89

Pages

8

Published

2006

Size

871 kb

Author(s)

Z. Boukalová, V. Beneš & P. Kořán

Abstract

Natural disasters are typical examples of people living in conflict with the environment. Vulnerability of populated areas to natural disaster is partly a consequence of spatial planning policies that failed to take account of hazards and risks in land use zoning/development decisions. Thus it is important to combine knowledge, technology, M3 and actors in the field of risk assessment and land use zoning to achieve effective natural disaster prevention and mitigation. Understanding geologic processes is essential to research fields, such as engineering, environmental management, land preservation and restoration, urban environment, soil and water pollution, soil erosion and landscaping. Keywords: monitoring, management, mapping, natural disasters, maintenance of dikes, geophysical methods, dipole electromagnetic profiling, sustainable hazard mitigation, multi-hazard risk assessment. 1 Monitoring, management and mapping In recent years, due to more and more frequently occurring weather effects of extreme nature which cause disastrous floods, increased attention has been paid to two main issues, in the context of the conflict \“people and environment”: - Inspection and maintenance of dikes and embankments. - Risk mapping of natural hazards (floods) and spatial planning policies definition.

Keywords

monitoring, management, mapping, natural disasters, maintenance of dikes, geophysical methods, dipole electromagnetic profiling, sustainable hazard mitigation, multi-hazard risk assessment.