T30 / D6

Areas where Natural hazards are prevented

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



Czech Republic

Adam Skava
+420595622461adam.skava@msk.czhttps://www.msk.cz/cz/verejna_sprava/dotacni-program-podpora-vedy-a-vyzkumu-v-moravskoslezskem-kraji-2017-92989/yespossiblynoProgramme for the support of research in the Moravian Silesian Region supports innovative projects that help with innovative solutions and support regional development.




Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
interest on erosion risk because soil loss GIP ECOFOR - question of R processed - forest fires? yesmc.dictor@brgm.fr



Ministry of The Environment, Land protection and Sea
Laura D'Apriledaprile.laura@minambiente.itwww.minambiente.itNOnono
Interesting topic, already covered by funding lines at national level. www.minambiente.it/pagina/politiche-di-coesione-2014-2020-0already fundedmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it
Edoardo Staculestacul@invitalia.itwww.invitalia.ityesyesyesAs expected outcome I hope to join a transnational critical mass to develop applied research foscused on the selected relevant items.
RIGECA Project (waiting for funding from CIPE)possiblymatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it


implementation programme soil and subsurface
Leo Hamerlinck (via Linda Maring)linda.maring@deltares.nlhttps://www.bodemplus.nl/onderwerpen/bodem-ondergrond/bodemconvenant/thema/kennis/uitvragen/uitvraag-2017/aanbestedingsvormen/xxxpossiblypossiblyThis programme has budget untill (10 mln between 2017-2020) for soil and subsurface. They use the Dutch knowledge agenda soil and subsurface (which is the same as the dutch contribution to the INSPIRATION agenda) as leading research questions. They set out different calls (next call is on climate / rural area, nature / infrastructure or energy, max 150 KEUR, 50% cofininancing needed, deadline Nov 29 2017 ) They are open for collaboration in europe. how and on which topics is not specified yest. Probably theyw ant to arrange this via the Knowledge and Innovation Program Soil and Subsurface (also entered in this database)
outside our remitlinda.maring@deltares.nl



Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
possibly, already funded, currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos
outside our remittpanago@ualg.pt






The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

This research will reduce occurrence, duration and severity of natural hazards, by developing alternative land use management strategies that will increase the natural resilience to floods, fires, land subsidence, erosion and landslides.

  • For founders
  • For endusers
  • For researchers
  • For citizens
Investing in research on land demands to prevent natural hazards will contribute to risk reduction and increased safety to natural hazards such as floods, forest disasters, forest fires, goedynamic hazards and erosion.
End users will benefit from research on land demand to prevent the occurence of natural hazards as this will provide options and alternative approaches to lower and eventually eliminate natural hazards and associated risks.
Researchers will be challenged to develop approaches, methods and instruments that aim at preventing natural hazards through land management and land use planning.
Citizens will benefit from research on land demand to prevent natural hazards to occur, since this will increase their safety and will reduce the risks and impact of natural hazards.

Due to the construction of infrastructure for the economy, the risk for and vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters have increased. Changes in nature (river straightening, deforestation, agriculture, soil sealing, drainage of peat) cause land and soil instability. This may lead to natural hazards as floods, forest fires, land subsidence, erosion and land slides. Climate change increases the severity of the consequences. What are effective approaches, methods and instruments to reduce the risk for and vulnerability to natural hazards? How can building with nature be of help?

Due to the anthropogenic changes in the world – building up an efficient infrastructure for the economy – the risk for and vulnerability to natural hazards and disaster have increased. Firstly changes in nature (river straightening, deforestation and agricultural monoculture, non-proper land use, unconscious water management) cause land and soil instability. Secondly climate change increases this instability, especially in some sensitive areas in Europe like the Alps or in Southern Europe. River straightening and soil sealing increase the risk of floods.
Landslides occur in many different geological and environmental settings across Europe. For example, large rockfalls, rockslides, rock avalanches, mud slides and debris flows dominate in the Alps and steep slopes in other mountain ranges, but also in coastal areas of Great Britain, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, France and others. Soil subsidence in lower countries and delta areas causes water problems in case of severe rains.
Approaches, methods and instruments of the lowering and elimination of natural hazards and risks incl. risk assessment on land use/soil use are needed. Examples for natural hazards are: floods, forest disasters, forest fires, geodynamic hazards and erosion. Risk assessment is necessary in relation the quality of water, in effects of drought and floods following climate change and anthropogenic changes in the landscape. Mitigation measures to lower abiotic and biotic damages on forest and agriculture have to be developed.
Societal awareness of the research on the protection of particular natural resources is low. There are available knowledge, methodologies and models focused on efficient and sustainable use of nature, natural resources, land-use, modelling the natural risks and hazards, scenario building, but their usability in the practice is low. Therefore stakeholders and the civil society should be more involved.
Key question:
• What is the area demand for flood protection areas, levees, residential areas, (water) transportation ways, retention areas, nature conservation areas and danger zones from the quantitative and qualitative perspective?
• What are effective approaches, methods and instruments for lowering and elimination and mitigation and risk assessment?
• How can building with nature be of help and instigated?
• How can stakeholders be involved?

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, training and education, survey and monitoring, networking

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Education, Gender equality, Clean water & sanitation, Decent work and economic growth, Industry innovation and infrastructure, Reduced inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Partnership for the goals

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