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  1. Floods

    The JRC’s research on floods focuses on improving preparedness and response during a flood crisis, mainly through early warning and monitoring systems, but also through the assessment of mitigation and prevention measures. It has developed several systems ...

    01 September 2015

  2. New study on storm surges projections in Europe

    30 Mar 2016 Coastal flooding is often caused by extreme events, such as storm surges, which in some areas may be amplified by climate change. A number of studies have evaluated the dynamics of future extreme storm surges, but mainly at local or regional s ...

    30 March 2016

  3. Adaptation to increasing flood risk in Europe should aim to reduce impact

    17 Mar 2016 A JRC-led research published in Climatic Change investigated the benefits of four adaptation measures to reduce the increasing flood risk in Europe under state-of-the-art global warming projections under a high-end climate scenario. Adaptation ...

    17 March 2016

  4. JRC Thematic Report: Science for environmental sustainability

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, supports EU Member States in implementing environmental policies and participates in international efforts to promote the sustainable use of resources and improve land-us ...

    01 May 2016

  5. Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre

    DRMKC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) aims at enhancing the EU and Member States resilience to disasters and their capacity to prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies through a strengthen ...

    05 November 2015

  6. Towards a science and technology roadmap for disaster risk reduction

    27 Jan 2016 Over a thousand scientists, policymakers and practitioners are gathering in Geneva this week to agree on concrete ways that science and technology can contribute to managing disaster risk and reducing disaster losses, as envisaged by the Senda ...

    27 January 2016

  7. Joint Probabilities of Storm Surge, Significant Wave Height and River Discharge Components of Coastal Flooding Events. Utilising statistical dependence methodologies & techniques.

    In this Report, the possibility of utilizing joint probability methods in coastal flood hazard component calculations is investigated, since flood risk is rarely a function of just one source variable but usually more of two or three variables such as riv ...

    16 April 2016

  8. 2°C increase: more intense floods and droughts in Europe

    22 Jan 2016 A JRC co-authored study finds that a 2°C rise in global temperature – the threshold agreed in the Paris climate agreement – is still expected to lead to a significant increase in floods and droughts in many regions of Europe, particularly in s ...

    22 January 2016

  9. State-of-the-art and lessons learned from advanced safety studies and stress-tests for critical infrastructures- STREST Reference Report 1

    Critical infrastructures are the backbone of modern society and provide many essential goods and services. Recent events have highlighted the vulnerability of these infrastructures to natural hazards and the risk for cascade effects with potentially major ...

    14 April 2016

  10. EFAS sent early warnings of major floods in UK and Ireland

    10 Dec 2015 Storm Desmond, an active European windstorm, brought strong winds and heavy rain to Ireland and the UK over the past weekend, causing severe flooding, disruption and three reported fatalities. The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS), which ...

    10 December 2015

  11. European Crisis Management Laboratory

    ECML The European Crisis Management Laboratory acts as a research, development and test facility for ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources to support crisis management needs, such as ...

    19 May 2015

  12. Uganda – JRC's early flood warning system triggers pre-disaster humanitarian action

    18 Nov 2015 To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. This is the first time in the hi ...

    18 November 2015

  13. Historical Analysis of U.S. Onshore Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Accidents Triggered by Natural Hazards

    Incidents at U.S. onshore hazardous liquid pipeline systems were analyzed with an emphasis on natural hazards. Incidents triggered by natural hazards (natechs) were identified by keyword-based data mining and expert review supplemented by various data sou ...

    18 March 2016

  14. The role of station density for predicting daily runoff by top-kriging interpolation in Austria

    Direct interpolation of daily runoff observations to ungauged sites is an alternative to hydrological model regionalisation. Such estimation isarticularly important in small headwater basins characterized by sparse hydrological and climate observations, b ...

    02 March 2016

  15. International Day for Disaster Reduction- JRC tools and analyses

    13 Oct 2015 The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on 13 October every year to encourage communities and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient societies. With its long-standing expertise in this area, the JR ...

    13 October 2015

  16. Annual flood damages up to 100 billion EUR by 2080

    29 Sep 2015 According to a JRC study published on 24 September, projections under a “high-end“ climate scenario show that river floods in Europe could directly affect more than half a million people a year by 2050 and nearly one million by 2080, as compar ...

    29 September 2015

  17. Floods in Myanmar: JRC supports the Commission in managing the emergency situation

    24 Aug 2015 JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy ...

    24 August 2015

  18. UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction- JRC participation

    14 Mar 2015 to 18 Mar 2015 The JRC will participate at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. JRC involvement is outlined below. For more information on the complete conference, please visit the conference website.   14 March   Technolo ...

    04 March 2015

  19. Global Flood Partnership Conference

    04 May 2015 to 06 May 2015 The Global Flood Partnership, launched in 2014, is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools. The aim of this year’s m ...

    10 February 2015

  20. The Fukushima Daiichi Accident

    The Fukushima Daiichi Accident consists of a Report by the IAEA Director General and five technical volumes. It is the result of an extensive international collaborative effort involving five working groups with about 180 experts from 42 Member States wit ...

    13 February 2016

  21. Science helps to reduce flood risk around the world

    24 Jul 2015 New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them. A new study published in Nature Climate Change, co-author ...

    28 July 2015

  22. CERTIFICATION REPORT The certification of different mass fractions of DP-ØØ4114-3 in maize seed powder Certified Reference Materials ERM®-BF439a, ERM®-BF439b, ERM®-BF439c, ERM®-BF439d and ERM®-BF439e

    This report describes the production of a set of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) ERM BF439a, b, c, d and e, which are certified for their 4114 maize event mass fractions. These materials were produced following ISO Guide 34:2009 and are certified in ...

    18 February 2016

  23. Technical review of large-scale hydrological models for implementation in operational flood forecasting schemes on continental level

    The uncertainty in operational hydrological forecast systems driven with numerical weather predictions inputs are often assessed by quantifying the uncertainty from the inputs and not from the hydrological model itself. However, part of the uncertainty in ...

    14 January 2016

  24. Projections of future floods and hydrological droughts in Europe under a +2°C global warming

    We present an assessment of the impacts of a +2°C global warming on extreme floods and hydrological droughts (1 in 10 and 1 in 100 year events) in Europe using eleven bias-corrected climate model simulations from CORDEX Europe and three hydrological model ...

    06 March 2016

  25. JRC at Civil Protection Forum: science and new technologies for enhanced disaster risk management

    07 May 2015 The JRC took part at the biennial European Civil Protection Forum, this year under the theme “Partnership and Innovation”, which brings together the European civil protection community to build on the experience in disaster risk management, by ...

    07 May 2015