Socio-ecological Resilience in Hills

Course NameSocio-ecological Resilience in Hills

OCW type: PDP

Higher Education InstitutionNational Institute of Technology (NITH), Hamirpur

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Description of course

Aim: To disseminate the importance of Socio-ecological Resilience in Hills.

Course Objectives

To disseminate the knowledge with respect to social and ecological parameters of resilience.

To edify a group of professional about community Resilience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the participants will be able to

Understanding the fundament of social ecological resilience and related risk

Risk assessment and vulnerability in Hills

Role of Watershed Management in Social ecological resilience.

Course Structure

Course Duration: 05 days

Course Frequency: The course is designed for professionals in the field of architecture and planning and is part of the resilient dissemination series through five distinct conceptualized PDP’s.

Course Format

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Topic to be covered



Lecture series and group discussions on types of resilience.

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on vulnerability analysis of Himachal.

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on Building construction techniques.

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on community resilience in Himachal

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on community resilience in Himachal

4 hours


Course Content

Prerequisites for participationProfessional, academicians and participants from the reputed institutes and industry. Members of govt. bodies and NGO’s working in the field of capacity building, Disaster management and resilience. 

Course Syllabus:

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Day 1

Role of Watershed Management in Social ecological Resilience


Understanding Resilience-The Social Construct


Day 2

Social Economic Assessment of Buildings


Hazard Vulnerability of Himachal Pradesh


Day 3

Role of Disaster Management in Community Resilience


Membrane Technology for Water Treatment and Reclamation


Day 4

Natural Order, Integral Humanism and Socio-economic Resilience


Virtual Site Visit-Community Participation


Day 5

Impact of Tourism on Ecological Resilience


Feedback and Discussion Session

Course Assignments

There are no course assignments for this PDP. Participation and learning are the key outcomes.

Expected time spent on course:

Time spent in hours: 25 hours

Time spent in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System): 1 ECTS

Course Grading

Assessment Criteria and Distribution of Marks:

Participation and learning were the key factors considered for the PDP.

There were no marked assignments/ exercise as part of the PDP.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation Procedure & Criteria:

Based upon the common evaluation proforma prepared by WP4 leader institutes.

Faculty Evaluation:

Feedback attached and submitted for the course to WP3 and WP4 leader institutes.

Student Evaluation:

There was no evaluation in this course. The participants were encouraged to participate and learn.

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