2023-2024 / RISQ2019-1

Early warning system


24h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in Risk and Disaster Management (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Risk and Disaster Management in the Anthropocene Era5 crédits 


Bakary Djaby, Bernard Tychon


Bernard Tychon

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The components of an early warning system (EWS)

10 basic principles for a successful early warning system

Data and information for early warning systems

Models in EWS

Examples in crop disease monitoring, food security and flood forecasting

Presentation of an example of SAP by each student at the end of the course

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able to make a critical analysis of an early warning system, to define its defaults, its limits and he/she will be able to propose its improvement.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisite

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The basics of an EWS will be found from the vision of several videos. Then, this information will be structured to identify the fundamental elements of an EWS. A set of courses will then introduce students to the efficient acquisition of data and information and their association with models adapted to the specific context of SAP.
Students will be invited to present and criticize an example of SAP used in their country.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face teaching

Recommended or required readings

Course notes made up of powerpoints, articles, podcasts, videos, ... will be provided at the start of each course.    

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Closed book written exam 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Bernard Tychon (Bernard.Tychon@uliege.be)

Bakary Djaby (Bakary.Djaby@uliege.be)

Association of one or more MOOCs