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ADAPTAlp : Adaptation to Climate Change in the Alpine Space


Climate change imposes extra stress on the social-ecological system of the European Alps and has unforeseeable impacts on the intensity and frequency of natural hazards. A sound decision-basis including tools, data and good practice examples may facilitate decision-making and the operationalization of climate adaptation measures. The EU project AdaptAlp seeks to answer this demand by providing products, reports and recommendations for natural hazard and disaster management in the Alpine Space. The main objectives are:

* Enhancing transnational exchange and cooperation regarding risk prevention and risk management methods; provision of input to the European Floods directive and the European INSPIRE directive.
* Reducing uncertainities by provision of precise data, design events and innovative methods considering climate change for improved modeling and prediction of natural hazards and its impacts in the alpine space.
* Improving efficiency of transnational risk management by elaboration of a common transnational understanding of the assessment of risks and harmonization of different approaches of geological hazard mapping and other natural hazards.
* Raising awareness and supporting adaptation actions on local, regional, national and transnational level by implementation of transnationally concerted and regionally coordinated campaigns on risk management and communication.
* Elaboration of a sound decision basis for adaptation measures, improvement of knowledge to facilitate decision-making and implementation of pilot activities taking climate change into account.
* Optimized risk management tool

Project information

Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection (DE)Ms. Marion Damm

* Bavarian Environment Agency (DE)* Federal Institute of Hydrology (DE)* Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (AT) * Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol, Department of Hydraulic Engineering (IT) * Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IT) * Geological Survey of Slovenia (SI) * CIPRA Deutschland e.V. (DE) * Regional Government of Carinthia (AT) * Office of Government of Tyrol (AT) * Piemonte Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, Regional Centre for Territorial and Geological Research (IT) * Aosta Valley Autonomous Region (IT) * Grenoble Institute of Research and Study for Prevention of Natural Hazards (FR) * Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Hydrology and Hydraulics Research Unit (FR) * EURAC Research (IT)

Source of funding
Interreg IV B Alpine Space

Reference information



Risk management, adaptation measures, alps, avalanches, floods, landslides, mountain area, transboundary



Climate impacts



Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Adaptation Plans and Strategies


Disaster Risk Reduction, Water management

Geographic characterization


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