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RISC-KIT : Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT

Description:

The main objective of the RISC-KIT project is to develop methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone. These products will enhance forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities, improve the assessment of long-term coastal risk and optimise the mix of prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures. Specific objectives are: development of a regional-scale coastal risk assessment framework; development of an impact-oriented Early Warning and Decision Support System (EWS/DSS) for hot spot areas; development of potential Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures and the design of ecosystem-based and cost-effective, (non-)technological DRR plans in close cooperation with end-users; application of the regional-scale coastal risk assessment framework and EWS/DSS tools at the case study sites to test the DRR plans for a combination of scenarios; development of a web-based management guide for developing integrated DRR plans along Europe’s coasts and beyond and provide a synthesis of lessons learned in RISC-KIT in the form of policy guidance and recommendations at the national and EU level.

Project information

Lead
Stichting Deltares, The Netherlands
Partners
Ecologic Institute (Germany), Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche (Italy), University of Algarve (Portugal), International Marine and Dredging Consultants (Belgium), Bulgarian Academy of Science - Institute of Oceanology (Bulgaria), LIttoral ENvironnement et Sociétés UMR 7266 (France), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), World Meteorological Organisation (International), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), CIMA Research Foundation (Italy), Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (Germany), EurOcean Foundation (Portugal), Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden), Middlesex University, Flood Hazard Research Center (United Kingdom), University of Caen (France), University of Cambridge - Cambridge Coastal Research Unit (United Kingdom), UNESCO-IHE (International)
Source of funding
FP7 – Collaborative Project

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Keywords

building trust, coastal risk assessment, decision-support system, disaster risk-reduction, early-warning system, environment, flash-flooding, hazards, mitigation, preparedness measures, prevention, resilience, societal acceptance, stakeholder participation, storm surge

Duration

42 months

Climate impacts

Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Coastal areas

Geographic characterization

European

Countries: BE, BG, DK, FR, IT, PT, ES, SE, GB

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