Climate change imposes extra stress on the social-ecological system of the European Alps. The rise of temperature as well as changes in precipitation measures have unforeseeable impacts on the intensity and frequency of natural hazards such as landslides and river floods. Therefore administrations and disaster managers call for a sound decision-basis including tools, data and good practice examples that may facilitate decision-making and the operationalization of climate adaptation measures. The EU project AdaptAlp seeks to answer this demand by providing products, reports and recommendations for natural hazard and disaster management in the Alpine Space.
Source: AdaptAlp (2011)