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ABOUT BUET Oldest institution for the study of Engineering and Architecture in Bangladesh Established as Dhaka Survey School in 1876 Later became AhsanullahSchool of Engineering In 1948, the School was upgraded to AhsanullahEngineering College ABOUT BUET Ahsanullah Engineering College became East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology in 1962 After independence it became Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1972 Web Page: www.buet.ac.bdBUET Web Pagewww.buet.ac.bdAbout Department of Urban and Regional Planning at BUET Established in 1962 Initially offered Masters Program First Graduate came out in 1972 Started undergraduate and doctoral program in 1996 25 students graduated in 2002 with a bachelor degree in urban and regional planningCV of Workshop ParticipantsK.M. ManiruzzamanAssociate ProfessorBachelor of Architecture, BUET, 1987Master of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, 1990Master of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 1994Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tokyo, 1997Member, Institute of Architects, BangladeshMember, Bangladesh Institute of PlannersFounder Member, Bangladesh Earthquake SocietyNetwork Member, International Center for Urban Safety (INCUS), TokyoCV of Workshop ParticipantsMohammad Shakil AktherAssistant Professor Bachelor of Urban and Rural Planning in 1995 from Khulna University MSc in Environmental Engineering from KTH, Stockholm in 1998 Joined in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in 1998 Course on Disaster Management Plan 471: Natural Hazards and Disaster Management A three credit course, 42 contact hours Offered in the second semester of final year An optional courseObjectives of the Course Understand what constitutes a disaster and the fundamental characteristics of different disaster events and their impacts on society and development Understand the different stages of DM, hazard assessment and vulnerability analysis process Attain a working knowledge of risk assessment and risk mapping Attain an understanding of the disaster management process in BangladeshSyllabus of the Course Part A Meaning of Hazards and Disaster, Types of hazards Assessment of Hazards, Vulnerability Analysis Risk Assessment, Risk Mapping Analysis of disaster related behaviour pattern Peoples awareness, perception, understanding of hazard threats and response to dangerSyllabus of the Course Part B Disaster management planning: basic issues. Phases of disaster management, general and specific criteria governing steps in each phase Links between development planning and DM planning Social consideration and peoples participation in DM planing Institutional Framework for DM in BangladeshModification of the Course (Proposed) Current course involves 42 hours of lectures and no practice sessions. We propose to divide the 3-credit course into 2 credits of theory and 1 credit of sessional, i.e., 28 hours of lectures and 28 hours of practice sessions.Case Study: Objectives Application of concepts and theories learnt in the Disaster Management course. Developing a more concrete understanding of the concepts of hazards, vulnerability and risk. Developing skills in risk assessment techniques.Case Study: Objectives Developing skills in GIS is NOT an objective in this course, because we have separate courses on GIS and RS.Developing the Case Study2 Strategies: Modify and stucture either of the two studies presented earlier in this workshop: Delineation of Flood Zones in Dhaka City GIS-based Method for Estimating Emergency Flood Relief Requirements Develop an entirely new case studyDeveloping the Case StudyWe have decided to use the data collected for the earlier studies for developing the case studies.We have also decided to develop case studies from both the earlier studies since we will have 28 hours of lab sessions.Developing the Case StudyWith the data collected and digitized for the flood area delineation study, develop a case study for Dhaka City. This would be the CASITA project case study.For the study for estimating the required amount of emergency relief supplies, use hypothetical damage ratios to further develop the methodology.Case Study(Tentative)Assessing the Vulnerability of Critical Installations in Dhaka CityCritical Installations: Facilities and utility lines that are important for disaster management, especially in the immediate post disaster stage.Examples: Hospitals, fire stations, power stations, water mains, power lines etc.Case Study(Tentative)Probable Data Catalogue Topography (to be digitized): WARPO DEM (probably available): WARPO Satellite Image (IRS pan): DURP-BUET Road network: DURP-BUET Geological map: GSB Faults and lineaments: GSB Earthquake catalogue: DCE-BUETCase Study(Tentative)Probable Data Catalogue Soil map: SDRI, DCE-BUET Water table: DWASA Ward boundaries: DURP-BUET Locations of point facilities: DURP-BUET Locations of utility lines (to be digitized): DESA, DURP-BUET Population data: BBSCase Study(Tentative)BBS: Bangladesh Bureau of StatisticsDESA: Dhaka Electric Supply AuthorityDCE-BUET: Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUETDURP-BUET: Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, BUETDWASA: Dhaka Water and Sewerage AuthorityGSB: Geological Survey of BangladeshWARPO: Water Resources Planning OrganizationWDB: Water Development BoardDeveloping the Case Study ! 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