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HydroSocialExtremes SIGNED

Uncovering the Mutual Shaping of Hydrological Extremes and Society

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Project "HydroSocialExtremes" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙835˙361 €
 EC max contribution 1˙835˙361 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-04-01   to  2023-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) coordinator 1˙835˙361.00


 Project objective

More than 100 million people per year are affected by hydrological extremes, i.e. floods and droughts. Hydrological studies have investigated human impacts on droughts and floods, while conversely social studies have explored human responses to hydrological extremes. Yet, the dynamics resulting from their interplay, i.e. both impacts and responses, have remained poorly understood. Thus, current risk assessment methods do not explicitly account for these dynamics. As a result, while risk reduction strategies built on these methods can work in the short-term, they often lead to unintended consequences in the long-term. As such, this project aims to unravel the mutual shaping of society and hydrological extremes. A combined theoretical and empirical approach will be developed to uncover how the occurrence of hydrological extremes influences society’s wealth, institutions and population distribution, while, at the same time, society in turn alters the frequency, magnitude and spatial distribution of hydrological extremes via structural measures of water management and disaster risk reduction. To explore the causal mechanisms underlying this mutual shaping, this project will propose explanatory models as competing hypotheses about the way in which humans drive and respond to droughts and floods. These alternative explanations will be developed and tested through: i) empirical analysis of case studies, and ii) global investigation of numerous sites, taking advantage of the current unprecedented proliferation of worldwide datasets. By combining these different methods, this project is expected to address the gap of fundamental knowledge about the dynamics of risk emerging from the interplay of hydrological extremes and society.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Murugesu Sivapalan, Maria Rusca, Christophe Cudennec, Margaret Garcia, Heidi Kreibich, Megan Konar, Elena Mondino, Johanna Mård, Saket Pande, Matthew R. Sanderson, Fuqiang Tian, Alberto Viglione, Jing Wei, Yongping Wei, David J. Yu, Veena Srinivasan, Günter Blöschl
Sociohydrology: Scientific Challenges in Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals
published pages: 6327-6355, ISSN: 0043-1397, DOI: 10.1029/2018WR023901
Water Resources Research 55/8 2019-10-29
2018 Di Baldassarre, G., Wanders, N., AghaKouchak, A., Kuil, L., Rangecroft, S., Veldkamp, T. I., Van Loon, A. F.
Water shortages worsened by reservoir effects
published pages: , ISSN: 2398-9629, DOI:
Nature Sustainability 2019-10-29
2018 Johanna MÃ¥rd, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Maurizio Mazzoleni
Nighttime light data reveal how flood protection shapes human proximity to rivers
published pages: eaar5779, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar5779
Science Advances 4/8 2019-10-29

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