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RISC-KIT at Riederalp 2017
March 21-25 Riederalp, Switzerland.
Two researchers from the RISC-KIT team joined the recent risks and hazards workshop organised by the University of Geneva, C3i-Climatic change and climate impacts research. During the workshop Enrico Duo, University of Ferrara (Italy) and Marc Sanuy, Polytechnic University of Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (Spain) presented their work on their application of the RISC-KIT Tools.
Riederalp is an annual event, now in its third year. This year's theme was, Risks and hazards in natural and urban environments under multiple stress factors, including
Enrico Duo (L) and Marc Sanuy (R) brave freezing temperatures to bring RISC-KIT to the Alps!
During a series of presentations entitled, "Assessing coastal risk impacts at regional level", Marc and Enrico described how they applied the Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) to rank and prioritize hotspots of elevated risk along the coast. CRAF Phase 2, the second step involved in the CRAF application allows users to perform coherent comparisons on a regional level to assess hazards and impact at hotspots identified during CRAF Phase 1. Phase 2 also allows managers and other users to contribute their priorities in a qualitative manner to include factors that include risk to life, risk to business, households, ecosystems, etc. The application of the CRAF tool was demonstrated for the Emilia Romagna region and also for the Catalan Coast, Spain, RISC-KIT case study sites. They also showed how they built and adjusted the Bayesian network underlying the Hotspot tool to test different Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures for the Emilia Romagna and Catalunya Case Study Sites.
The meeting was very fruitful, the RISC-KIT work was well received, and opportunities for potential future applications of the RISC-KIT tools were identified.
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