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KNOW4DRR : Enabling knowledge for disaster risk reduction in integration to climate change adaptation


The project aims to analyse, assess and understand how knowledge about disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change is actually produced, managed, and shared and ultimately made use of – or indeed not used – by scientists, practitioners, decision makers, and by educational and civil society actors.

The project is challenging in that it aims at networking between different stakeholders through a number of events and opportunities for collaboration such as workshops and seminars, and through ‘living laboratories’ that test ideas and the use of knowledge in the field.

Since its inception, it became clear to the project’s partners that the challenge requires much more than just analyzing case studies and meeting occasionally in workshops: in fact it calls for a very strong commitment to interdisciplinary work, combining activities that are typical of a “Coordination Action” to test partners’ ideas, be they well established or under discussion. This complex process of sharing and testing is necessary to meet one of the goals set for the project, i.e. the development of a knowledge management framework to facilitate and enhance knowledge production and sharing in the context of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the future.

Project information

Politecnico di Milano - POLIMI

Politecnico di Milano - POLIMI (Italy)
Harokopio University - HUA (Greece)
Adelphi (Germany)
Université de Savoie (France)
Paris Lodron University Salzburg Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS (France)
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social - CIESAS (Mexico)
EURAC Research (Italy)
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC (Spain)
Development Workshop France - DWF (France)
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security - UNU-EHS (Germany)
TiConUno SRL - Milan (Italy)

Source of funding
European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme

Reference information



Knowledge production, assessment, knowledge management framework, sharing


2013 - 2015

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity, Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Droughts, Storms, Ice and Snow


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


Disaster Risk Reduction

Geographic characterization


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