emBRACE - Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe
Start date: 1 October 2011
End date: 30 September 2015
The primary aim of the emBRACE project is to build resilience to disasters amongst communities in Europe. To achieve this, it is vital to merge forces in research knowledge, networking and practices as a prerequisite for more coherent scientific approaches. This we will do in the most collaborative way possible.
If you would like to contribute to the discussions as we develop these ideas, please contact Dr Maureen Fordham, the Scientific Coordinator of the project email@example.com or Hugh Deeming the Technical Officer (Science) of the project firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also subscribe to the new DISASTER-RESILIENCE discussion list https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=DISASTER-RESILIENCE which was launched on 13 October 2011, the International Day of Disaster Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/2011/iddr/
Nature Climate Change | Letter
Recent major flood disasters have shown that single extreme events can affect multiple countries simultaneously. Extreme discharges are strongly correlated across European river basins. Observed extreme flood losses could more than double in frequency by 2050 under future climate change and socio-economic development. Risk management for these increasing losses is largely feasible but these measures have vastly different efficiency, equity and acceptability implications, which need to be taken into account in broader consultation. Link here to BBC News coverage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26382128 | and here for the journal article http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2124.html