Work Package 5
Synthesis: Review and production of final outcomes

Lead: UNU

 

This work package will bring together the various contributions of the project (WP2-4). These contributions will provide the pieces of the puzzle of developing capacity, unified in a set of synthesized outputs, in language accessible to the public and policy-makers. The synthesis and associated modules will provide an identification of the needs and capacity development issues for different parts of the communities of practice in regions of focus (WP2).

Objectives

  • To validate, synthesize and summarize the research and policy-relevant results of the project from WP 2-4 in coherent and complementary knowledge modules and make this available for WP6.
  • To draw comparative conclusions from the results of consultations with stakeholders and networks in different regions of the world, from case study analyses and from the think tank. Special attention will be given to synthesizing those results that are related to environmental policy.

Tasks


1: development of synthesis plan The synthesis will review the state-of-the-art in risk reduction and adaptation in 5 areas (identified in WP3), and schemes and content for the capacity to deal with NH/DRR during the various stages of the risk management. Then the synthesis report and associated knowledge modules will address findings of the think tank (WP4), coping with i) multi-hazard situations (emphasis on chains of hazards such as floods and landslides), ii) climate change impacts (emphasis on hydro-meteorological impacts under future climate scenarios) and iii) disaster risk reduction/mitigation and adaptation. It will also triangulate and verify information from WP2, WP3, WP4

2: Overview of the state of the art in risk reduction and adaptation including (with UNU as lead)

  • Impact and social vulnerability
  • Measures and risk assessment
  • Dealing with uncertainties
  • Policies to involve science
  • Training capacity
  • Creation (and translation into national/regional languages) of new module on an existing platform (such as the EU funded NeWater curriculum on Adaptive Water Management - http://www.newatereducation.nl/) taking into account new NH/DRR knowledge (ALT)

3: Development of best practices for the key topics Synthesis of the most important existing knowledge and skills to be transferred.


4: Development of recommendations for fostering capacity development and strengthening networks, and on capacity development for good practice for NH/DRR organisations This task will feed into the best practices policy notebook in Work Package 6, and will address priority knowledge transfer for coping with i) multi-hazard situation (emphasis on chains of hazards such as floods and landslides), ii) climate change impacts (emphasis on hydro-meteorological impacts under future climate scenarios) and iii) disaster risk reduction/mitigation and adaptation. This task will include policy/practice alternatives for strengthening networks and building capacity in Europe and regions of focus

5: Synthesis of the information on network and research gaps that are identified in WP2-4 Description and analysis of networks to address disaster risks. Analysis of overlaps in coverage and gaps, as well as opportunities in capacity for risk reduction including a multi-dimensional matrix (from WP2) of the networks, organisations, research institutes, networks and projects concerned with climate driven natural hazards.

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