EIVP was originally set up in 1959 to train public-sector engineers for the City of Paris. It then expanded to train "civilian" engineers in 1986. Since that time, EIVP has trained over 1000 engineers, of which 60% now work for the City of Paris, 15% in local municipalities, 15% in public-private enterprises, and 10% in the private sector (essentially services).
The City of Paris is trying to improve its flood risk management and the authorities require EIVP to develop partnerships and expertise abroad to exchange experience on risk management and city resilience: scientists of EIVP are already involved in several risk management and city resilience research programs. A research axe has been designed to improve urban resilience.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Spatial Decision Support Systems
Environment & Pollution
Policies and Programmes in DRR
Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)
Involvement in research transfer for example with the City of Paris and the Paris Region
Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)
Resilience assessment of the built environment
Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)
Development of trainings for the public, elected people and engineers, architects & urban planners
Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)
Integration of urban complexity to assess vulnerability, performance and resilience
Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)
Spatial Decision Support Systems design for all urban stakeholders at different timescale (before, during, after, reconstruction)