Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction by Dr. Hans de Moel, Assistant Professor in natural hazard risk management, climate change and adaptation, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam (2021)


In these clips Dr. Hans de Moel will introduce you to the topic of Disaster Risks Reduction. Examples will come from flood related disasters, but the framework to address and manage these risks applies to other risks as well. Topics of the clips include:

  • Introduction to Disaster Risks
  • Impacts and Assessments
  • Managing and Reducing Risks

The fourth clip concerns some ideas on how to set up an undergraduate course on disaster risk reduction. As such this is mainly relevant for teaching staff.



Introduction Disaster Risks




Impacts and Assessments




Managing and Reducing Risks



Setting up a DRR course