Handbook on Mitigating Spatial Relevant Risks in European Regions and Towns was developed.

Project information

Index: 0763R2
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location NETHERLANDS WEST-NEDERLAND Dordrecht Zuid-Holland

Topic of the practice

Risk mapping, Risk assessment, Mitigation planning, Mitigation Instruments

Good Practice Information

The Handbook on Mitigating Spatial Relevant Risks in European Regions and Towns summarises the results of sixteen MiSRaR seminars and the exchange of experiences. It lays down the principles of risk mitigation, discusses how mitigation processes should be launched, how risk and capability assessment should be undertaken, and provides ideas for drafting mitigation plans, for financing of and lobbying for implementation actions, and for monitoring, enforcement and evaluation. Lastly the handbook provides recommendations to local governments and suggests the so-called RISCE approach (pronounced ‘risky’) as minimum requirements for future risk mitigation.

Evidence of success

The handbook identified and addresses the need for common, integrated and transferable solutions in risk mapping, analysis and mitigation at local and regional levels.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Nico Van Os

Safety Region South-Holland South



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