KULTURISK

Knowledge-based approach to develop a cULTUre of Risk prevention

 Coordinatore UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO 

 Organization address address: PLACE DE FONTENOY 7
city: PARIS
postcode: 75352

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gaetano
Cognome: Casale
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152151868

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Totale costo 4˙575˙305 €
 EC contributo 3˙225˙616 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2010
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-01-01   -   2013-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

 Organization address address: PLACE DE FONTENOY 7
city: PARIS
postcode: 75352

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gaetano
Cognome: Casale
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152151868

FR (PARIS) coordinator 599˙332.00
2    CORILA - CONSORZIO PER IL COORDINAMENTO DELLE RICERCHE INERENTI AL SISTEMA LAGUNARE DI VENEZIA

 Organization address address: SAN MARCO 2847
city: VENEZIA
postcode: 30124

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Pierpaolo
Cognome: Campostrini
Email: send email
Telefono: 390412000000
Fax: 390412000000

IT (VENEZIA) participant 518˙709.00
3    JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 Organization address address: Rue de la Loi 200
city: BRUSSELS
postcode: 1049

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Kris
Cognome: Engelen
Email: send email
Telefono: 390333000000
Fax: 390333000000

BE (BRUSSELS) participant 333˙392.00
4    EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL

 Organization address address: ZUERCHERSTRASSE 111
city: BIRMENSDORF
postcode: 8903

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Esther
Cognome: Moor
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 7392201
Fax: +41 44 7392215

CH (BIRMENSDORF) participant 283˙146.00
5    UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

 Organization address address: KONGRESNI TRG 12
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marija
Cognome: Klan?išar
Email: send email
Telefono: +386 1 4768660
Fax: +386 1 4768513

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 256˙920.00
6    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

 Organization address address: Piazza Del Mercato 15
city: BRESCIA
postcode: 25121

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Roberto
Cognome: Ranzi
Email: send email
Telefono: 390304000000
Fax: 390304000000

IT (BRESCIA) participant 250˙384.00
7    AUTORITA DI BACINO DEI FIUMI ISONZO TAGLIAMENTO LIVENZA PIAVE BRENTA BACCHIGLIONE

 Organization address address: CANNAREGIO 4314
city: VENEZIA
postcode: 30121

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Salvatore
Cognome: Di Girolamo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 041714444
Fax: 39041714313

IT (VENEZIA) participant 250˙002.00
8    UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

 Organization address address: TYNDALL AVENUE SENATE HOUSE
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS8 1TH

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Audrey
Cognome: Michael
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 117 3317371

UK (BRISTOL) participant 249˙738.00
9    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: Strand
city: LONDON
postcode: WC2R 2LS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Labbett
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 0207 848 8184
Fax: +44 0207 848 8187

UK (LONDON) participant 247˙758.00
10    EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

 Organization address address: Shinfield Park
city: READING
postcode: RG2 9AX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stefan
Cognome: Eberle
Email: send email
Telefono: 441189000000
Fax: 441190000000

UK (READING) participant 167˙610.00
11    Willis Limited

 Organization address address: Lime street 51
city: London
postcode: EC3M 7DQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Matthew
Cognome: Foote
Email: send email
Telefono: 442031000000
Fax: 442031000000

UK (London) participant 68˙625.00

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developments    risks    culture    hazards    water    landslides    economic    public    options    methodology    insurance    climate    recent    events    memory    disasters    post    forest    recovery    risk    land    related    kulturisk    natural    fires    hazard    earthquakes    highlighted    prevention    strategies    communication    create    inventories    structural    warning    types    disaster    policies    mapping    stakeholders    benefits    planning    floods   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The extreme consequences of recent catastrophic events have highlighted that risk prevention still needs to be improved to reduce human losses and economic damages. The KULTURisk project aims at developing a culture of risk prevention by means of a comprehensive demonstration of the benefits of prevention measures. The development of a culture of risk prevention requires the improvement of our: a) memory and knowledge of past disasters; b) communication and understanding capacity of current and future hazards; c) awareness of risk and d) preparedness for future events. In order to demonstrate the advantages of prevention options, an original methodology will be developed, applied and validated using specific European case studies, including transboundary areas. The benefits of state-of-the-art prevention measures, such as early warning systems, non-structural options (e.g. mapping and planning), risk transfer strategies (e.g. insurance policy), and structural initiatives, will be demonstrated. In particular, the importance of homogenising criteria to create hazard inventories and build memory, efficient risk communication and warning methods as well as active dialogue with and between public and private stakeholders, will be highlighted. Furthermore, the outcomes of the project will be used to efficiently educate the public and train professionals in risk prevention. KULTURisk will first focus on water-related hazards as the likelihood and adverse impacts of water-related catastrophes might increase in the near future because of land-use and/or climate changes. In particular, a variety of case studies characterised by diverse socio-economic contexts, different types of water-related hazards (floods, debris flows and landslides, storm surges) and space-time scales will be utilised. Finally, the applicability of the KULTURisk approach to different types of natural hazards (e.g. earthquakes, forest fires) will also be analysed.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

New methods to develop a culture of risk prevention across Europe will minimise the impact of natural disasters and strengthen communities through better communication and recovery.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Significant developments in climate change and land use are bringing with them increased threats of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. The EU is concerned about the effectiveness of traditional approaches in combating water-related disasters caused by increasing rainfall, weakening soil and rising sea levels. To better face such challenges, the EU-funded project 'Knowledge-based approach to develop a culture of risk prevention' (Kulturisk) is revolutionising post-disaster recovery strategies.

The project is investigating novel prevention initiatives such as early warning systems, improved planning and risk insurance, as well as highlighting the need to create hazard inventories and record sites (build memory). It is studying specific problem areas across the EU such as the Danube River in eastern Europe, low coastal areas in the United Kingdom, and mountain catchments in Switzerland.

Generally, prevention measures are much more socially and economically viable than post-disaster recovery. In this light, the project team is reviewing structural measures, insurance policies and land planning strategies to develop risk-based methodology for evaluating risk-prevention measures. It is also examining EU and international policies in risk prevention, as well as current risk assessment methods for natural hazards and recent developments in hazard mapping.

Key project priorities also include shaping public awareness of risks through better communication, in addition to training engineers, consultants and authorities to better assess socioeconomic benefits of relevant risk-prevention techniques. The project also called for involving stakeholders in assessing risks to develop management measures that incorporate concepts such as sustainability and global change.

Several benefits are expected from the project, such as better estimation of disaster costs, improved readiness of people to cope with emergencies, and more effective risk management. A much more powerful way for evaluating the benefits of different risk-prevention measures has already emerged and will be applied to different case studies across Europe. With the expected project success, the Kulturisk approach could eventually be applied to other disasters such as earthquakes and forest fires.

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