Introduction to RISC-KIT: Resilience-increasing strategies for coasts

Van Dongeren, Ap and Ciavola, Paolo and Martinez, Grit and Viavattene, Christophe and Bogaard, Tom and Ferreira, Oscar and Higgins, Ruth and McCall, Robert (2018) Introduction to RISC-KIT: Resilience-increasing strategies for coasts. Coastal Engineering, 134 . pp. 2-9. ISSN 0378-3839

[img]
Preview
PDF - Final accepted version (with author's formatting)
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Download (555kB) | Preview

Abstract

Recent and historic low-frequency, high-impact events have demonstrated the flood risks faced by exposed coastal areas in Europe and beyond. These coastal zone risks are likely to increase in the future which requires a re-evaluation of coastal disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies and a new mix of PMP (prevention, e.g., dike protection; mitigation, e.g., limiting construction in flood-prone areas and eco-system based solutions; and preparedness, e.g., Early Warning Systems, EWS) measures.

In response to these challenges, the RISC-KIT project has delivered a set of open-source and openaccess methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to lowfrequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone (the “RISC-toolKIT”). These products enhance forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities, improve the assessment of long-term coastal risk and optimise the mix of PMP-measures.

In this paper an introduction is provided to the objectives, products, applications and lessonslearned of the RISC-KIT project, which are the subjects of this Special Issue. Subsequent papers provide details on the tools and their application on 10 case study sites in Europe.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 22773
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Christophe Viavattene
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 17:17
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2018 17:06
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22773

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year