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Kaluarachchi Nartallo, Y., 2014.

Venice and its territory: multi-hazard scenarios, vulnerability assessment, disaster resilience, and mitigation

Output Type:Conference paper
Presented at:Enhancing Resilience of historic cities to flooding and anthropogenic impacts: success and failures in the Italian experience
Venue:Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
Dates:4/11/2014 - 5/11/2014

ANDROID ("Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development", 2011-2014), is an EU Erasmus project aiming to promote cooperation among European Higher Education to increase society's resilience to disasters of human and natural origin. The ANDROID Work Package 7 (Research Futures) had the following main goals: to explore aspects of European and global relevance to developing societal resilience to disasters; to identify future research directions in disaster resilience research, and the implications for higher education; to create Special Interest Groups (SIGs), addressing emerging research and teaching concerns, that involved approximately 40 ANDROID partners: SIG1, multi-hazard scenarios, devoted to find common languages/tools to identify, profile, quantify and combine different natural hazards that might affect the community or the territory (from single to multi-hazard scenarios); SIG2, system overall resilience, finalised to define criteria to quantify the overall resilience of a built/human environment (how to store/overlay/elaborate knowledge to extract the system's resilience in an univocal way, including weakness/strength points, for different scenario-based analyses); SIG3, integrated mitigation and governance, to evaluate the societal impact of disasters and identify multi-risk methodologies with a global approach (including recommendations for stakeholders' advice and high education).