Human Capacity Building
Work Package 4, lead partner STO

Capacity building of stakeholders is a resilience strategy at the micro-scale focusing on increase in risk awareness of people. The objectives of WP4, as shown in figure 1, is the continuous improvement of flood risk awareness among the population through appropriate risk communication measures with a focus on heavy rainfall event and resulting economic, ecological as well as social consequences (relevant to WP3), better involvement of stakeholders in FRM (relevant to WP3), and better understanding and ability of local interest groups to act during and after a flood. Identifying the stakeholder group whose risk awareness should be increased, the WP4 combines four sub-work packages using joint training and education tools:

  • WP4-1: Joint capacity building of residents
  • WP4-2: Joint capacity building of tourists
  • WP4-3: Joint capacity building at university level and institution
  • WP4-4: Joint capacity building at provincial and federal organizations
  • WP4-5: Joint public training

Figure 1: Work Package 4

Action plans and recommendations are developed for precautionary measures (storage of water, food and medication) in the flood event (self-provision) and after the event (avoidance of hygienic consequences for people) and provided in the national language. Different concepts related to risk perception (water level) will be developed to be used for damage reduction and coping with flood events. Finally, the implementation, financing aspects and benefits of the different concepts are reviewed and are made available as recommendations and guidelines to decision makers.

The data collected will be used to develop concepts for communication between authorities, emergency services and volunteers. With the support of local decision-makers, an app is developed that bundles this information as a communication channel and makes it available to authorities, emergency services and the general public. Instruction are provided about self-protection measures such as the construction of mobile flood protection walls and the use of social media.

Last updated on 13.01.2021