The main goal of the ENHANCE project ('Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe') is to develop and analyse innovative ways to manage natural hazard risks and the key for that is to develop new multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) that aim at reducing or redistributing risk, and increase resilience of societies.
Comprehensive and accurate risk information is key to effective risk management and planning across MSPs in the United States of America, the European Union and elsewhere. This publication presents case studies which demonstrate the importance of using information for disaster risk management in the context of:
- Railways in Austria;
- Drought in Spain;
- Wildfires in Portugal;
- Floods in the Netherlands and Italy.
ENHANCEaims at developing and analysing new ways to enhance society's resilience to catastrophic natural hazard impacts. The hazards are related to heat waves, forest fires, flood, drought, storm surge, and volcanic eruptions.