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

Van Dongeren, Ap, Ciavola, Paolo, Martinez, Grit, Viavattene, Christophe ORCID logoORCID:, Bogaard, Tom, Ferreira, Oscar, Higgins, Ruth and McCall, Robert (2018) Introduction to RISC-KIT: Resilience-increasing strategies for coasts. Coastal Engineering, 134 . pp. 2-9. ISSN 0378-3839 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.10.007)

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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.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 22773
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Depositing User: Christophe Viavattene
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 17:17
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