RISC-KIT: resilience-increasing strategies for coasts

Van Dongeren, Ap and Ciavola, Paolo and Martinez, Grit and Viavattene, Christophe and DeKleermaeker, Simone and Ferreira, Oscar and Costa, Christina and McCall, Robert (2016) RISC-KIT: resilience-increasing strategies for coasts. In: FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, 17-21 Oct 2016, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

High-impact storm events have demonstrated the vulnerability of coastal zones in Europe and beyond. These impacts are likely to increase due to predicted climate change and ongoing coastal development. In order to reduce impacts, disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures need to be taken, which prevent or mitigate the effects of storm events. To drive the DRR agenda, the UNISDR formulated the Sendai Framework for Action, and the EU has issued the Floods Directive. However, neither is specific about the methods to be used to develop actionable DRR measures in the coastal zone. Therefore, there is a need to develop methods, tools and approaches which make it possible to: identify and prioritize the coastal zones which are most at risk through a Coastal Risk Assessment Framework, and to evaluate the effectiveness of DRR options for these coastal areas, using an Early Warning/Decision Support System, which can be used both in the planning and event-phase. This paper gives an overview of the products and results obtained in the FP7-funded project RISC-KIT, which aims to develop and apply a set of tools with which highly-vulnerable coastal areas (so-called “hotspots”) can be identified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: E3S Web Conf., Volume 7, 2016, 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016), Article Number = 17001
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 20788
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Depositing User: Christophe Viavattene
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 09:28
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 08:26
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20788

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