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The role of socio-political parameters and of knowledge in the management of hydrological risks

Luzius Thomi's PhD thesis was written within the framework of the project "Impacts of floods in Switerland" (COST C19 Action - Proactive crisis management of urban infrastructure). Research has focused on the impact of socio-political parameters and of knowledge in the management of hydrological risks. Aside to a deep theoretical synthesis, the research was organised around three case studies: Saillon flood (2000), several floods of the river Aare in Berne, and the case of dyke corporations in the canton of Berne.


Research fields Alpine studies
Water Resources Management
Keywords Risk
Flood risk
Water management
Institutions
Institutional management
Funding European Comunity, COST C19 Action, and State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), University of Lausanne, City of Berne
Duration September 2004 - Mai 2010
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Researchers Thomi Luzius (PhD student)

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Texte complet de la thèse de doctorat.
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Résumé
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Abstract
Résumé (anglais) de la thèse.
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Zusammenfassung
Résumé (allemand) de la thèse.
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Publications

Thomi, L. (2010). Rôle des paramètres sociopolitiques et des connaissances dans la gestion des risques hydrologiques. PhD thesis, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement. Info
Thomi, L., Reynard, E. and Zaugg, S.M. (2008). Fallstudie in der Stadt Bern (1999 bis 2007). Rapport thématique de l'action COST C19 "Impact des inondations en Suisse: processus d'apprentissage, gestion du risque et aménagement du territoire". Lausanne: Université de Lausanne, Université de Zurich, Ecole poytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Info
Thomi, L. (2008). Sozio-politischer Umgang mit Hochwasserrisiken in der Stadt Bern zwischen den Jahren 1999 und 2008 unter dem Einfluss verschiedener Hochwasserereignisse: Wissenstransformation und Hochwasserschutz. Schlussbericht. Lausanne: Institut de Géographie, Université de Lausanne. Info
Thomi, L. (2008). The relevance of actors' risk knowledge and its integration into flood risk management. In Mikos, M., Huebl, J. et Koboltschnig, G., Schutz des Lebensraumes vor Hochwasser, Muren, Massenbewegungen und Lawinen : 26 - 30 May 2008, Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria ; conference proceedings ; [INTERPRAEVENT 2008]. Klagenfurt : International Research Society INTERPRAEVENT. 407-418 Info
Thomi, L. (2007). The floods of the river Aare in the city of Berne - impacts on risk knowledge and risk management. In 5th Swiss Geoscience Meeting (16.-17.11.2007), Conference Proceedings. Geneva. 181-183 Info
Thomi, L. and Zaugg, S.M. (2006). Impact of flood events on the configuration and the role of institutional actors - the floods in Thurgau (1979) and Valais (2000), Switzerland. In International Disaster Reduction Conference (IDRC) in Davos (27.8.-1.9.2006), Proceedings vol. 3. Davos. Info

Flood of Aare river in the Matte quartier (August 2005)

Emergency organisation in the Matte quartier (August 2005)

Saillon: quartier built at the place of former wetlands