Floods / DroughtPREEMPT (Policy-relevant assessment of economic and social effects of hydro-meteorological disasters) is a policy-directed assessment exercise, setting to assist the relevant authorities to better appreciate the risks posed by droughts and floods. It does so by collecting the data about past disasters, filling-up the knowledge gaps - in particular about indirect and intangible losses, both economic and social ones, and by improving risk assessment methods and approaches in place in four participating countries: Italy , Spain , Belgium and Germany .

PREEMPT aims to: