RISC-KIT (2013-2017) is an EU FP7 Collaborative project. RISC-KIT will develop methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone. These products will enhance forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities, improve the assessment of long-term coastal risk and optimise the mix of prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures.
Óscar Ferreira gave the presentation “RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolKIT” as part of the Series of Lectures of Excellence of CEI-MAR (Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar)
RISC-KIT gave presence to the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).
New research suggests flood management could be improved by including socio-demographic information in the assessment of flood risk. The research combined traditional flood risk assessment with information on the ‘social vulnerability’ of people living in flood risk areas. The proposed methodology was applied to Rotterdam, NL.