Coastal floods are one of the most dangerous and harmful natural hazards affecting urban areas adjacent to shorelines. Rapid urbanisation combined with climate change and poor governance means a significant increase in the flood risk, posing a greater risk of devastation to coastal communities.
This e-learning module aims to contribute to capacity building of professionals involved in disaster risk management from extreme hydro-meteorological events. The module represents the means to disseminate the concepts developed within the PEARL project (www.pearl-fp7.eu). It draws upon the theory and practice concerning multi hazards, holistic risk assessment, development of strategies and selection of measures, and their implementation. There is a pool of case studies in Europe and also Internationally.
- Zoran Vojinovic: Arlex Sanchez Torres