Scientific objectives

  1. 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 ,
  2. 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,
  3. Describe the factors which amplify or attenuate disaster's impact (vulnerability and resilience), and which are of direct importance for practical risk management,
  4. Examine the effectiveness of the preventive measures in place, and show potential for improvement,
  5. Identify, share and disseminate best practice of disaster impact's assessment, based on the results of EC research projects.

Expected results