L02: Natural and technological disasters – damages to cultural heritage in DRB

Sunday, March 15, 2015 -
11:00 to 12:30

Natural (floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides) and man-made (explosions, tailing dam failures, dam breaks, fires) disasters, as well as environmental threats (erosion, climate change, pollution) caused the loss of many cultural values along the history. Usually, consequences of a disaster are assessed in terms of death toll and millions of euros/dollars losses. But the loss of cultural values after a large scale disaster is inexpressible. The lecture focuses on the contribution of disasters and environmental hazards to the loss of cultural heritage and on the significance of its protection against such events.

Scientific area: 
Environment, resources and sustainability
Disaster management
Environmental change and society