Emergency Risk Information and Assessments tailored for Communities

PERIOD: 01/11/2020 – 31/10/2022


The subject of the future proposal is framed in the implementation of objective G of the WHO Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 2030 which establishes Substantially increase the availability and access to (1) systems of multi-risk early warning and (2) disasters. information and risk assessments to people in 2030. The first part of the aforementioned objective has already been successfully addressed recently by the ANYWHERE project (www.anywhereh2020.eu), coordinated by the same group that presents the current proposal (CRAHI – UPC): a Pan-European Early Warning System (MH-EWS) has been developed that provides a detailed forecast (in time and space) of the impact that a wide variety of meteorological phenomena will cause locally on the territory and about the population. . The platform has been operationally tested and validated for a year in 7 pilot sites (Emergency Control Centers) located in European regions with different climatic characteristics, showing excellent results (significant reduction of damage and human losses) and allowing a change paradigm in emergency management. for Civil Protections from “reactive” to “proactive” (starting specific preparations before the occurrence of the event and/or emergency). The future proposal aims to build on the successful and strong foundation of ANYWHERE by addressing part two (2) of the Sendai Framework, improving available information and communication between emergency management authorities and the population: ways forward of taking advantage of new technologies to increase the resilience of our society in the face of emergencies and disasters, empowering citizens to improve their response capacity through more effective alerts focused on people and place (under the ‘future impact of an emergency). In addition, innovative methodologies and tools will be proposed to facilitate two-way communication with authorities, the dissemination of self-protection plans, risk awareness exercises and education in the current context of an interconnected society in the Internet age.