In order to know, what are the costs of damages caused by various natural disasters, we studied the costs according to Slovenian statistical regions in the last fifteen years, and faced these costs to global trends of natural disasters in the same period.
F.30 Professional assessment of the situationCOBISS.SI-ID: 33380653
About 150 years ago it was in Switzerland realised that over-exploitation of the Alps (particularly excessive deforestation) leads to increased hazard due to avalanches, mass movements and flooding. The result was the establishment of a strict system of protecting and restoring the natural environment. After floods in 1987 the function of forests as preventers of natural hazards has additionally increased, so that today, forest in the Swiss mountains are primarily managed for their protective purposes against natural hazards. It was calculated that with such management 2 to 3.5 billion $ can be saved annually. Elsewhere in the world is also growing recognition that natural systems can help reduce the impacts of natural hazards, and that they represent the most economically effective part of preventive strategies. Here we come to the role of protected areas, where the function of the natural environment as a regulator of natural hazards can easily be maintained. Presented are a some Slovene and foreign cases as examples of effective prevention measures.
F.17 Transfer of existing technologies, know-how, methods and procedures into practiceCOBISS.SI-ID: 33189421
The role of geographers in landslide hazard research is discussed; with the emphasis on hazard map-making as the fundamental skill of applied geography. Slovenia is used as an example to present methods for landslide susceptibility mapping and the relative landslide rate, which was used to quantify the relative role of landslides in recent relief development.
F.17 Transfer of existing technologies, know-how, methods and procedures into practice