NATURAL HAZARDS

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

NATURAL HAZARDS

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

The Alps are specifically prone to natural hazards with different scopes, including local events such as avalanches, rockfalls, torrential hazards and landslides as well as larger events like floods. A generally growing population and accumulation of human assets and settlements in hazard-prone areas as well as extreme events tend to increase natural hazard risk. As natural hazards do not stop at regional or national borders, an Alpine-wide common framework to deal with large-scale and potential cross-border impacts is required. Special consideration needs to be given to permafrost areas and potential risks related to permafrost instabilities as well as large-scale flood events with impacts on overall river basins – these natural hazards have the potential to lead to large-scale and cross-border impacts.

Targets:

An alpine-wide risk management plan (linked to disaster risk reduction planning processes), integrated with warning systems and ICT-based sectoral management systems, delivers up-to-date information on natural hazard risks to critical infrastructure and ensures the functionality of accessibility of the Alpine territory.

An alpine-wide and coordinated permafrost and erosion monitoring is in place which delivers information on short- and long-term effects of permafrost loss and resulting erosion.

Individual risk precaution measures are implemented by the Alpine population, including object and property-related measures, based on improved risk awareness and alpine-specific know-how and skills.

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The Alps are specifically prone to natural hazards with different scopes, including local events such as avalanches, rockfalls, torrential hazards and landslides as well as larger events like floods. A generally growing population and accumulation of human assets and settlements in hazard-prone areas as well as extreme events tend to increase natural hazard risk. As natural hazards do not stop at regional or national borders, an Alpine-wide common framework to deal with large-scale and potential cross-border impacts is required. Special consideration needs to be given to permafrost areas and potential risks related to permafrost instabilities as well as large-scale flood events with impacts on overall river basins – these natural hazards have the potential to lead to large-scale and cross-border impacts.

Targets:

An alpine-wide risk management plan (linked to disaster risk reduction planning processes), integrated with warning systems and ICT-based sectoral management systems, delivers up-to-date information on natural hazard risks to critical infrastructure and ensures the functionality of accessibility of the Alpine territory.

An alpine-wide and coordinated permafrost and erosion monitoring is in place which delivers information on short- and long-term effects of permafrost loss and resulting erosion.

Individual risk precaution measures are implemented by the Alpine population, including object and property-related measures, based on improved risk awareness and alpine-specific know-how and skills.

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The Alps are specifically prone to natural hazards with different scopes, including local events such as avalanches, rockfalls, torrential hazards and landslides as well as larger events like floods. A generally growing population and accumulation of human assets and settlements in hazard-prone areas as well as extreme events tend to increase natural hazard risk. As natural hazards do not stop at regional or national borders, an Alpine-wide common framework to deal with large-scale and potential cross-border impacts is required. Special consideration needs to be given to permafrost areas and potential risks related to permafrost instabilities as well as large-scale flood events with impacts on overall river basins – these natural hazards have the potential to lead to large-scale and cross-border impacts.

Targets:

An alpine-wide risk management plan (linked to disaster risk reduction planning processes), integrated with warning systems and ICT-based sectoral management systems, delivers up-to-date information on natural hazard risks to critical infrastructure and ensures the functionality of accessibility of the Alpine territory.

An alpine-wide and coordinated permafrost and erosion monitoring is in place which delivers information on short- and long-term effects of permafrost loss and resulting erosion.

Individual risk precaution measures are implemented by the Alpine population, including object and property-related measures, based on improved risk awareness and alpine-specific know-how and skills.

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