1st Risk Data Hub Workshop

 Date: 28 – 29 June 2017

Venue: Atahotel, via F. Albani, 73, Varese, Italy

Rationale

The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) is a focal point of reference in the European Commission that supports the development of DRM related actions. Some of the core activities of the DRMKC are:

  1.  Contribute to the potential development of an updated version of the EU Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Mapping for Disaster Management1
  2.  Develop a Risk Data Hub, an EU wide web-based platform focusing on dissemination and visualisation of data, tools and methodologies (started in 2017).
  3.  Develop an interface for centralised collection of Loss and damages data at National level (pilot project started in 2017)

In the context of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), the European Commission provides the legal basis to regularly produce an overview of natural and man-made risks the EU may face. National Risk Assessments (NRA) produced by EU Member States and participating states in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism are the main source of disaster risk evidence on which this overview is developed.

Furthermore, as part of its commitments for the implementation of the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the European Commission aims to enhance disaster risk knowledge across all EU policies.

Directly linked with these developments, the Workshop on “Identifying challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction” intends to improve the knowledge base on Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) that could contribute to the potential development of the updated version of EU Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Mapping for Disaster Management and the DRMKC Risk Data Hub.  

Indentifying challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk Data Hub for Disaster Risk Management

  • Day #1 Wednesday 28th June 2017

    • Panel 1: Experts presentations on Drought Risk Assessment

      • Drought Exposure, Vulnerability and Risk: JRC Assessment at the Global Scale

        Presentation
      • Learning from the past - an online Database of European Drought Characteristics and Impacts

        Presentation
      • Drought risk on a pan-European scale

        Presentation
      • Climate information to support the reduction of natural disasters risk in Hungary

        Presentation
      • Introducing ONRN the French national DRR platform

        Presentation
      • European and Global Drought Observatories

        Presentation
      • Round table to discuss the potential of promoting research results that are relevant for Disaster Risk Reduction:

        1. Identifying the best practices on drought risk assessment (focus on elements exposed, hazards, vulnerability and loss data): methodologies and tools linking different scales (regional, national and local),
        2. Discover a mechanism, which provide a better information flow from regional to national and local level,
        3. Exchanging experiences on structuring of drought risk data, information and knowledge relevant for Disaster Risk Reduction,
        4. Enabling the research expertise in the national risk assessment (NRA)
      • Day # 2 Thursday 29th June 2017

        • Panel 2: Experts presentations on Flood Risk Assessment

          • Identify DRR challenges

            Presentation
          • Geospatial data used in Romania for development of risk maps reported under the Flood Directive

            Presentation
            • Viorel Chendes
              Institutul Național de Hidrologie si Gospodărire a Apelor (Romania) (I.N.H.G.A.) (RO)http://www.inhga.ro/
          • Risk issue in the Hungarian National Water Strategy and the DriDanube DTP project

            Presentation
          • Flood risk management issue in Hugary

            Presentation
            • Tamás Belovai
              Hungarian Hydrological Society (HHS) (OVF) (HU)http://ovf.hu/
          • Functionalities of Monitor IMGW-PIB. Data Presentation System

            Presentation
            • Radoslaw Doktor
              Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Poland) (IMGW) (PL)http://www.imgw.pl/
            • Danuta Limanowka
              Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Poland) (IMGW) (PL)http://www.imgw.pl/
          • Contribution: Underline the role and importance of different methodologies, data availability and actions for different scales and scopes

            Presentation
          • Round table to discuss the potential of promoting research results that are relevant for Disaster Risk Reduction:

            1. Identifying the best practices on flood risk assessment (focus on elements exposed, hazards, vulnerability and loss data): methodologies and tools linking different scales (regional, national and local),
            2. Discover a mechanism, which provide a better information flow from regional to national and local level,
            3. Exchanging experiences on structuring of drought risk data, information and knowledge relevant for Disaster Risk Reduction,
            4. Enabling the research expertise in the national risk assessment (NRA)
          • Wrap up. DRMKC report. Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

            Presentation