Conclusions of Session: Preliminary identification of factors and attributes influencing risk including potential risks interactions

The hazard characterization exercise conducted for each hazard process revealed that despite the apparent simplicity of that task, it is actually not that easy to come up with a universal or common characterization for each hazard. Insights are that each hazard process is highly situative and is determined by a range of factors and components. It can be relevant to agree and indicate the characteristics of the hazards to be analysed and addressed within the project.

An empty form of this excercise can be found here.

During the second part of the workshop, factors and system components that increase/reduce risk for hazard groups were collected and discussed. It became evident that it is important to agree on a common methodology to allow an overarching comparision of hazard processes and multi-hazard risk assessment in the course of the project. Key points from previous day’s presentations were picked up by partners and reflected during the discussion. This helped to stimulate ideas to develop a common methodology in the follow-up of the workshop. Therefore a scheme will developed to identify factors and components influencing the different dimensions of risk (hazard, vulnerability and exposure). It was agreed to provide additional material that define key concepts and terms used within the project.

European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Pau Costa Foundation
General Directorate of Civil Protection, Government of Catalonia
Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg
CIMA Research Foundation
Austrian Research Centre for Forest, Natural Hazards and Landscape
Institute of Cartography and Geology of Catalonia
Instituto Superior de Agronomia

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