The EU co-funded ENHANCE project partners met at partners FEEM and JRC in Ispra for a three days workshop. The focus was on developing methodologies Multi Sectoral Partnerships (MSPs) to manage risk from natural hazards, and how those can be applied in the ENHANCE cases. The second part of the workshop was hosted by JRC, and consisted of a training on how can climate change scenarios and social-economic projections be used in the context of natural hazard risk management and disaster risk reduction.
Main results is a new framework to assess the effectiveness and health of new MSPs to reduce risk from, for example, forest fires or floods. Furthermore, draft Story Lines have been developed explaining how MSPs would both reduce the risk of disaster and improve responsiveness in the 10 case studies.
Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural hazards in Europe is more than even at the heart of ENHANCE.