Slovenia was struck by big floods in September 2010, which affecting large part of the country. This paper presents a geographical analysis of the event by identifying the main causes, types and consequences of floods. The floods were characterized by exceptionally high water, long duration, and great variety; the rains caused flash floods, lowland floods, karst floods, and urban flooding. Case studies are presented from the Ljubljana Marsh and Dobrepolje karst polje in central Slovenia. Legislative framework for flood risk protection in Slovenian is also presented, as well as “word analysis” of newspaper articles about the 2010 floods.
This article addresses the concept of economic resilience and resilience in the case of natural disasters, and the relationship between resilience and vulnerability. It explains what influences resilience, and, in its central part, uses two completely different cases (a natural disaster and tourism recovery) to present social resilience during a crisis event. The starting point of the research is the return to the state before a disturbance, whereby time and financial aspects are evaluated.
Geohazards is a relatively new scientific term related to natural hazards studies. It indicates geomorphological, geological or environmental processes, phenomena and conditions that are potentially dangerous or poses a level of threat to human life, health and property, or to the environment. In this short review article we defined the term.