Natural Resources and Disaster Management

The rapidly growing population of the world has created unprecedented demand for natural resources. This has lead to unplanned and sometimes unauthorized extraction of resources. The imbalances created through such ravage activities have affected natural ecosystems of the world. As such Management of natural resources has obtained global attention. During the last decade, Natural Resource and Disaster Management have emerged as a separate branch of knowledge. The field has emerged as a diversified vital academic program at many Universities and Academic institutions. Natural Resources and Disaster Management has created remarkable interest among the academicians, planners and policy makers at national and global levels. A new Masters program, entitled M. Sc. in Natural Resources and Disaster Management with two major concentrations (i) Biodiversity Management and (ii) Flood Plain and Disaster Management. It is intended that the graduates from this program will create an impact on future national and global decision making with respect to Natural Resources and Disaster Management.

Biodiversity Management

Biodiversity loss remains one of the key Environmental concerns of our time, and conservation work requires experts who understand the Science underpinning practical activities. The MSc Biodiversity Management will develop your understanding, providing excellent preparation for careers in ecological consultancy or conservation Management. This program is one of the pathways available under the wider Environmental Management Program.

Flood Plain and Disaster Management

Floodplain Management is a continuous process of making decisions about whether and how floodplain lands and waters are to be used. It encompasses the choices made by owners of floodplain homes and businesses, decisions made by officials at all levels of government, development plans made by owners of commercial flood-prone land, and the judgment of farmers with pastures and fields stretching to the riverbanks. The process also focuses the attention of decision makers on the relationship between human use and the conservation of natural resources.