27. November 2020

A brainstorming session on how to increase the knowledge and preparedness of people about natural hazards within Katla Geopark

A brainstorming session on how to increase the knowledge and preparedness of people about natural hazards within Katla Geopark will be held on the 3rd of December from 20:00 - 21:00 using zoom. The Facebook event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/284470923002327/ , and the zoom link will be published there on the 3rd, but you can also sign up through Eventbrite and then get a link sent to you via e-mail. The link for Eventbrite is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainstorming-session-katla-geopark-tickets-131174531555

 

The aim of the workshop is to try to define what we (the people living within the Geopark) want to accomplish with this project, what we can expect the results to be and how we will be able to implement the project. We will try to accomplish that by answering a few questions, which can be seen here below, that will be discussed during the workshop.

 

1. Increase the number of information meetings, courses on natural hazards and evacuation trainings

How would you like to learn about/be informed about natural hazards and how to respond to natural hazards?

What time of the year would be best suitable for an introduction course on natural hazards?

What time of the year would be best suitable for an evacuation drill?

 

2. Increase the availability of information about natural hazards online

Where would you want to be able to find information online about natural hazards?

What kind of information about natural hazards would you want accessible on the Geopark website?

 

3. Increase the availability of information about natural hazards in brochures

Where should brochures about natural hazards be accessible for local people?

Where should brochures about natural hazards be accessible for tourists?

If you where moving into this area (the three municipalities), what kind of information would you want to get in a brochure?

Should there be a similar brochure for tourists available?

 

4. Teaching material on natural hazards for children

Is there a need for more teaching material about natural hazards for children?

What types of natural hazards should children be taught about?

5. Evacuation signs

Where should the “house evacuated” signs be accessible within the Geopark?

What would be the best way to insure everyone has one?

Would you like to see more road signs guiding people to evacuation spots, and how should it be implemented?

6. Emergency kit for residence within hazard areas

Do you have a pre-packed emergency bag at your home?

How would it be possible to encourage people to have a pre-packed emergency bag at their home?

If a pre-packed emergency bag would be available to buy, would you buy one?

 

Final questions:

What stakeholders (agencies and so on) should be a part of this project?

If you want further information about this project and/or be a part of it, you can write down your name and e-mail here and we will but you on our e-mail list

There is obligation to take part if you sign up, the only thing that happens is that you will receive an email from us when the project starts checking if you are ready to take part in it.

 

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