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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

NBS-ESA: Nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological disaster risks reduction in European and South American cities

NBS-ESA is funded by the BMBF and is to be submitted as part of the HORIZON 2020 Programme under Societal Challenge 5 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' Version of 20/02/2017).

The aim of the project is to investigate the increases in the frequency and scope of extreme hydro-meteorological events on European and South America cities and require cities to become better prepared to handle them. The project therefore will investigate the causes of these risks and the impacts they may have in a set of European (i.e. Hamburg, Manchester, Aveiro) and Latin American (Montevideo, La Paz, Florianopolis and Caracas) cities. In addition, the project will develop nature based approaches and methods via which cities may be in a better position to cope with them.
The solutions to be exploited as part of the project include early-warning systems, reporting and monitoring of geo-risks (e.g. floods, extreme rainfall and landslides). The use of the methods to be developed as part of the project will strengthen the resilience of the participant cities, of their landscapes and ecosystem services, enabling environmentally sound adaptation strategies to climate change.

Activities and outputs:

• To gather and retrieve data on the occurrence and intensity of environmental disasters.

• To develop tools that support decision-making and involve civilians and other stakeholders in the assessment of exposure, vulnerability and risk analysis;

• To evaluate and analyse current early-warning systems, forecasts, monitoring, modelling and environmental disasters reporting, identifying their deficiencies and suggesting ways to improve them.

Contact and further information:

Dr. Anne Marie Hoffmann
Forschungs- & Transferzentren
Deputy Head/ Environmental Governance and Sustainability
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
Raum 0.36
T +49.40.428 75-6331
Dr. Jana Franziska Dresow
Forschungs- & Transferzentren
Project Manager Sustainable Agriculture
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
T +49.40.428 75-6343

Letzte Änderung: 03.01.18

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