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RISC-KIT Conference

5-7 April 2017



RISC-KIT's grand finale took place in April 2017 in the home of the project, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands. The three-day event saw participation by RISC-KIT's End Users, International Expert
Board and Summer School students.

The RISC-KIT Conference was a celebration of all that was achieved during the duration of the project and also an opportunity to look forward, to see how the tools developed during RISC-KIT can be applied in other contexts and other scenarios. During the two-day Conference we saw how the CRAF was applied on the West African coast, learning from the past to prepare for the future on the Baltic coast, stakeholder involvement in building coastal resilience in the US Chesapeake Bay, planning for extreme events in the Gulf of Mexico, and much, much more.

We also heard contributions from the PEARL project, the Anywhere project and the RISES-AM projects.

The meeting Agenda, with the related presentations, is available here:



End User Day: 5th April 2017    Presentation
  Session Robert McCall (Deltares)
09:00 – 09:30

Jaap Kwadijk, Deltares Knowledge Director, Deltares
Introduction to RISC-KIT and Scenes from the Project
Ap van Dongeren,
Deltares, Netherlands.

09:30 – 9:55

Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF)
Oscar Ferreira,
University of the Algarve, Portugal.

09:55 – 10:30

Perspectives: Coastal management on the Adriatic and the application of RISCKIT results
Luisa Perini,
Direzione Generale Ambiente e Difesa del Suolo e della Costa, Italy
Clara Armaroli,
Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca, Italy.

10:30 – 10:55

Demonstration of the CRAF on Porto Garibaldi case study site: method, data and results
Enrico Duo & Clara Armaroli,
Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca, Italy.

10:55 – 11:25 COFFEE-BREAK
  Session Chair: Ap van Dongeren (Deltares)
11:25– 11:50

Demonstration of the Web-based Management Guide
Grit Martinez & Nico Stelljes,
Ecologic Institute, Germany.

11:50 – 12:25

End User Perspectives - Coastal management on the Catalan Coast
Maria Toledano
Barcelona Coastal Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Spain
José Jimenez
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain.

12:25 – 12:50 

Historical events in Storm Impact Database
Paolo Ciavola,
Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca, Italy.

12:50 – 13:50 LUNCH
13:20 – 13:50 Sand box demonstration
  Session Chair: Oscar Ferreira (U. Alg.)
13:50 – 14:15

Hotspot DSS tool
Robert McCall,
Deltares, Netherlands.

14:15 – 14:45

Interactive Session: Investigating DRR measures on Ria Formosa case study site using the sand box
Fedor Bart, Kees Nederhoff & Matthijs Gawehn,
Deltares, Netherlands.

14:45 – 15:10

Processes controlling storm surges and coastal flooding: state of the art and future challenges
Xavier Bertin,
University of La Rochelle, France.

15:10 – 15:40  COFFEE-BREAK
  Session Chair: Grit Martinez (Ecologic)
15:40 – 16:15

Perspectives: Flood risk management in the UK
Eleanor Heron,
Environment Agency, United Kingdom
North Norfolk: Complex natural coast and ecosystem services
Elizabeth Christie
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

16:15 – 16:40

Multi criteria Method for DRR evaluation
Karina Barquet,
Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden.

16:40 – 17:10 

Interactive Session: Multi Criteria Analysis method
Karina Barquet,
Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden.

17:10 – 17:45

Introduction to Policy Brief recommendations and discussion
Grit Martinez,
Ecologic Institute, Germany.


Closure and refreshments

Day 1: 6th April 2017          Presentation
  Session Chair: Paolo Ciavola (CFR, Italy)
09:00 – 09:25

Introduction to RISC-KIT.
Ap van Dongeren (Deltares)

09:25 – 9:50

Perspectives: integration of remote-sensing, nature-based flood defences and hazard modelling.
Mindert de Vries/Kees Nederhoff (Deltares)

09:50 – 10:15

Case Study: CRAF Application in Belgium and West Africa
Annelies Bolle (IMDC)

10:15 – 10:40

Perspectives: Results from the PEARL project.
Zoran Vojinovic (UNESCO-IHE)

10:40 – 11:10 COFFEE-BREAK
  Session Chair: Charles Lemckert (Griffith U)
11:10– 11:35

Perspectives: Probability of flooding and the 1872 storm in the southern Baltic Sea.
Caroline Frederiksson (U Lund) and Grit Martinez (Ecologic)

11:35 – 12:00

Case Study: Coastal erosion and flooding on the Swedish coast.
Karina Barquet (SEI)

12:00 – 12:25 

Developments in Coastal Modelling.
Dano Roelvink (IHE Delft)

12:25 – 13:25 LUNCH
12:25 – 12:55 Sand box demonstration
  Session Chair: Denise Reed (Water Inst. Gulf)
13:25 – 13:50 Perspectives: the Anywhere project.
Daniel Sempere (UPC Barcelona)
13:50 – 14:15

Case Study: Integrating coastal and fluvial flooding - Bocca di Magra (IT).
Silvia De Angeli (CIMA)

14:15 – 14:40

Coastal Zone Management in Remote Zones - An exploding situation?
Charles Lemckert (Griffith U)

14:40 – 15:05

Perspectives: System Risk.
Lydia Cumiskey (Middlesex U)

15:05 – 15:45 Visit to see Deltares Delta Flume
15:45 – 16:15  COFFEE-BREAK
  Session Chair: Nathaniel Plant (US Geological Survey)
16:15 – 16:40

Perspectives: Flood risk management.
Bas Jonkman (TU Delft)

16:40 – 17:05

Case Study: Marine flooding along southern Vendee Coasts: from physical processes to new coastal defines strategies.
Jean-Remy Huguet (CNRS)

17:05 – 17:30 

Perspectives: Coastal impact modelling at the Joint Research Centre.
Michalis Vousdoukas (JRC Ispra)

17:30 – 18:00

Synthesis of the RISC-KIT project - presentation of recommendations.
Ap van Dongeren, moderator (Deltares)


Closure and refreshments

Day 2: 7th April 2017  Presentation
  Session Chair: Michael Paolisso (U. Maryland)

09:00 – 09:25


Perspectives: Sense of place, risk perceptions and preparedness of a coastal population at risk.
Rita Domingues (U Alg)

09:25 – 09:50 

Case Study: Coastal risk assessments on the Varna (BG) coast: application of the hotspot tool.
Nikolay Valchev (IO-BAS)

09:50 – 10:15

Perspectives: FIAT damage modelling).
Laurens Bouwer (Deltares)

10:15 – 10:40

Case Study: Modelling the Catalan Coast.
Marc Sanuy (UPC)

10:40 – 11:10


  Session Chair: Jay Veeramony (US Naval Research Lab.)

11:10 – 11:35

Early Warning Systems for Coasts.
Tom Bogaard (Deltares)

11:35 – 12:00 

Potential for Early Warning in Kiel Fjord.
Guntram Seiß (BAW)

12:00– 12:25

Perspective: Perpective: Results from the RISES project: towards adaptive management pathways.
Tom Bucx (Deltares)

12:25 – 13:25


  Session Chair: Christophe Viavattene (Middlesex U.)
13:25– 13:50

Perspectives: coastal risk assessments in the US.
Nathaniel Plant (USGS)

13:50 – 14:15

Coastal impacts on a barrier island.
Haris Plomaritis (U. Alg)

14:15 – 14:40

Building Coastal Resilience with Multiple Stakeholder Groups: The Deal Island Peninsula Project, Chesapeake Bay.
Michael Paolisso (U Maryland)

14:40 – 15:05 COFFEE-BREAK
  Session Chair: Ap van Dongeren
15:05– 15:45

Perspectives: Collaborative Modelling.
Laura Basco Carrera (Deltares)

15:45– 16:15

Louisiana Coastal Master Plan: Planning for the effect of extreme events on the coast and communities.
Denise Reed (Water Institute of the Gulf)

16:15– 16:40

Reflections on the RISC-KIT project.
Charles Lemckert (Griffith .U)


Wrap-up and Closure