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PREEMPT : Policy-relevant assessment of socio-economic effects of droughts and floods

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PREEMPT (Policy-relevant assessment of economic and social effects of hydro-meteorological disasters) is a policy-directed assessment exercise, setting to assist the relevant authorities to better appreciate the risks posed by droughts and floods. It does so by collecting the data about past disasters, filling-up the knowledge gaps - in particular about indirect and intangible losses, both economic and social ones, and by improving risk assessment methods and approaches in place in four participating countries: Italy , Spain , Belgium and Germany . PREEMPT aims to: - Collect, harmonise and improve data about the past (2000-2010) hydro-meteorological disasters (droughts and floods) in selected river basins in Germany , Belgium , Spain and Italy , - Harmonise practices and methodological approaches for risk assessment, particularly the economic and social effects of disasters, therefore improve the evidence-base for disaster risk prevention, - Describe the factors which amplify or attenuate disaster's impact (vulnerability and resilience), and which are of direct importance for practical risk management, - Examine the effectiveness of the preventive measures in place, and show potential for improvement, - Identify, share and disseminate best practice of disaster impact's assessment, based on the results of EC research projects.

Project information

Lead
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
Partners

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy Seeconsult GmbH, Germany InterSus, Germany Antea Group, Belgium Basque Centre For Climate Change BC3, Spain Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Source of funding
Funded by European Commission, DG Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO

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Keywords

Adaptation., Risk Mitigation Policies, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment, Vulnerability

Duration

2011/1/1-2012/12/31

Climate impacts

Droughts, Flooding, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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