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Technical Protection Measures Against Natural Hazards Taken By The Austrian Federal Service For Torrent, Erosion And Avalanche Control

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DEB100111

Volume

67

Pages

10

Page Range

125 - 134

Published

2010

Size

1,508 kb

Author(s)

F. J. Riedl

Abstract

The focus of the following paper lies in the association between the theory of the planning part and the external practical work, demonstrated on a specific technical protection measure against the torrent \“Farstrinne”. Experiences during the building period in the year 2008 (damages on the technical mitigation measure caused by two flooding events) led to reconsider the measures undertaken until that time. The daily experience is absolutely necessary to work out protection measures against natural hazards (torrents, avalanches, landslides, rock fall) as well as for further planning works. Initially, the Austrian Federal Service for Torrent, Erosion and Avalanche Control will be introduced and especially the District Office \“Upper Inn Valley”. Keywords: Austrian Federal Service for Torrent, Erosion and Avalanche Control, technical protection measures, natural hazards, torrents, avalanches, rock fall, landslides, hazard zone mapping. 1 Introduction 1.1 Austrian Federal Service for Torrent, Erosion and Avalanche Control The main tasks of the Austrian Federal Service for Torrent, Erosion and Avalanche Control are divided into four category groups: �� hazard zone planning (risk prevention), �� planning of technical mitigation measures against natural hazards, �� building construction of the protection measures and �� expertise for the public authorities.

Keywords

Austrian Federal Service for Torrent, Erosion and Avalanche Control, technical protection measures, natural hazards, torrents, avalanches, rock fall, landslides, hazard zone mapping