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.

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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

Location: Online


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

Time Activity
4.00pm Log in and get comfortable
4.05pm Introduction to The Department of Geography
4.15pm Interactive taster session
4.55pm Q&A with student ambassadors

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