Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Managing climate change hazards in coastal areas: The Coastal Hazard Wheel decision support system
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/56019

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Managing climate change hazards in coastal areas: The Coastal Hazard Wheel decision support system

Source(s):  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This manual aims to provide a complete guide to the use of the Coastal Hazard Wheel (CHW) for coastal decision-support and communication worldwide. The CHW is an information and decision-support system developed to address the challenges of natural hazard risk and climate change in coastal areas. It can be used for multi-hazard-assessments, for identification of relevant management options for a specific coastline and as a standardized coastal language to communicate coastal information. It can be applied in areas with limited data availability and technical capacity and can therefore be used in both developed and developing countries. Since the CHW incorporates climate change effects in the hazard evaluations, it is especially suited for climate change adaptation. Furthermore, it is suited for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Sendai Framework (UNISDR 2016) and can support Source-to-Sea governance.

The CHW is a universal coastal adaptation system to address all coastal challenges simultaneously. It can be used as a complete coastal language and aims to boost adaptation action at all levels and bridge the gap between scientists, policy-makers and the general public. The automated CHW App currently provides global coastal classification and adaptation information with low-moderate accuracy and will be continuously improved as various adaptation projects are implemented.



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Managing climate change hazards in coastal areas: The Coastal Hazard Wheel decision support system
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Appelquist, Lars Rosendahl; Balstrøm, Thomas; Halsnæs, Kirsten
  • Number of pages 48 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 978-92-807-3593-2 (ISBN)

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use

CONTRIBUTED BY: A PreventionWeb user