Physical Geography/Environmental Science Taster Session
Join this session to explore how Geography prepares us to work towards handling natural hazards and managing the risks better in the face of climate change. We’ll discuss the impact of landslides in Nepal, the role of climate change, alongside how to deal with the risk of this natural hazard.
Applying what we learn from Geography in dealing with natural disasters: Lessons learned from landslides in Nepal
In this session we will explore how we can combine different elements learnt from Geography to understand and deal with landslide hazards in Nepal.
Landslides can be deadly natural disaster events, particularly in Nepal, where large earthquakes along the India-Asian collision zone and intense monsoon rainfall can trigger widespread landslides. Each year, Nepal suffers from deadly landslides, impacting its communities, infrastructure, agriculture, animals, and the economy. Between 2000-2009 there were 2042 deaths in Nepal due to floods and landslides, impacting 248,891 families and resulting in 15814 animal deaths.
We’ll use Nepal as an example, to think about how learning about Geography prepares us to work towards handling natural hazards better, and managing risk better in the face of climate change.
When: Thursday 18th April 2024, 3.50pm - 5.15pm
Age group: Year 12 and Year 13
Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.
|Log in and get comfortable
|Introduction to The Department of Geography
|Interactive taster session
|Q&A with student ambassadors
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