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RISC-KIT Toolkit (2017)


The FP7-funded RISK-KIT project developed a toolkit to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone. The RISC-KIT toolkit is composed by:

  • The “Storm Impact Database”: a repository of (meta) information of the impact of historical storms (surges, winds, flash floods) in areas of the RISK-KIT project case studies. The database includes not only physical but also socio-economic, cultural and environmental information.
  • The “Coastal Risk Assessment Framework” (CRAF) to identify – at the regional scale (100’s km) – present and future hot spot areas of coastal risk.
  • The “Web-based Management Guide”, containing a collection of prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures, with recommendations for their use. It focuses on innovative, cost-effective and ecosystem-based DRR measures.
  • Quantitative, high-resolution “Hotspot Tool” to evaluate the effectiveness of DRR measures in hot-spots at a local scale (10’s km).
  • “Multi-Criteria Analysis Tool” (MCA) to assess alternative DRR measures with stakeholders.

The developed tools have been applied to a number of case studies sites: Bocca di Magra (Italy), Kiel fjord (Germany), Kristianstad municipality (Sweden), Le Faute sur Mer (France), North Norfolk (United Kingdom), Porto Garibaldi (Italy), Ria Formosa (Portugal), Tordera Delta (Spain), Varna (Bulgaria), Zeebrugge (Belgium), Sandwip (Bangladesh).

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RISC-KIT project

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