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RISC-KIT will feature at the 35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering

RISC-KIT Coordinator, Ap van Dongeren, will speak about RISC-KIT and the tools under development at the upcoming ICCE Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 17-22 July 2015.

 

 

Risks associated with high-impact storm events are likely to increase due to predicted climate change as well as increased development in the coastal zone. Coastal authorities need a toolkit for assessing potential impact and risk in their coastal zones to develop Disaster Risk Reduction measures that can maximise resillience and minimize vulnerability, in order to reach the goals set by the the UNISDR Sendai Framework and the EU Floods Directive.

 

RISC-KIT coordinator, Dr. Ap van Dongeren, will present the RISC-KIT project and its tools at the 35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering this summer, in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference will cover many aspects of coastal engineering including design and planning of coastal structures, coastal zone management, natural hazards and coastal risk as well as renewable energy from coastal resources. 

 

Dr. van Dongeren will showcase the RISC-KIT tools that can help managers to determine where hotspots of elevated risk occur and how to increase resilience in these areas. The Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) tool allows end users to pinpoint segments of coastline that are exposed to elevated risk. The Coastal Flood Early Warning System (EWS) allows managers to make real-time managment decisions, and the Decision Support System facilitates the simulation and evaluation of different DDR measures under varying conditions.The presentation will also introduce the online Storm Impact Database and outline aspects of the forthcoming RISC-KIT web-based management guide.

 

For more informationsee the RISC-KIT Events section or visit the conference website.

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