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Back-to-back workshops took place in Delft in June to support Case Study Owners in applying the RISC-KIT toolkit.

Two special "Sprint Sessions" provided hands-on, results-driven training to CSOs in modelling Hazards and Impacts.

Two "Sprint Sessions" took place in Delft, Netherlands, from 22 - 24 June, and from 27 - 30 June ,2016. These sessions were designed to be short, stimulating and results-driven, transferring know-how and techniques between the RISC-KIT toolkit developers and the Case Study Owners.

The first Sprint Session looked at the evaluation of flooding and erosion hazards using XBeach via the Delft Dashboard and was led by Marc Sanuy of UPC, Spain. Special focus was given to Flood modelling using LISFLOOD and how these tools could be applied to hotspots. CSOs and developers worked together to fine tune the models to each of the RISC-KIT Case Studies.
The first week was attended by RISC-KIT members from University of Cambridge, CIMA Research Foundation, University of the Algarve, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca/University of Ferrara.


The first Sprint Session looked at flood and erosion hazards.


The second week focused on Impacts using the CRAF framework. Participants learned how to apply the INDRA model and how to prepare data inventories for the calculation of damage from different hazards, led by Christophe Viavattene, MU-FHRC, UK. Both direct and indirect damages can be estimated using CRAF Phase 1 and 2, and methods for doing so were explored during this sprint session. Finally, week 2 ended with Multi-Criteria analysis, wherein participants learned how to incorporate and interpret various forms of qualitative data inputs. Participations joined this session from Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, CIMA Research Foundation, University of the Algarve, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Stockholm Environment Institute, Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca/University of Ferrara, University of La Rochelle, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and International Marine and Dredging Consultants.


The second Sprint Session focussed on the INDRA model, part of the CRAF.


The sessions were led by experts in their respective models from Deltares - Kees Nederhoff, Robert McCall, Ap van Dongeren, Ellen Quataert, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Marc Sanuy Vazquez (hazards), and Middlesex University - Christophne Viavattene (impacts).


Using the RISC-KIT tools proved to be as easy as riding a bike!