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The Human-Tech Nexus - Building a safe haven to cope with climate extremes

The HuT

Project timeline
October 2022
48 months
September 2026
General Information
The HuT will employ innovative disaster risk reduction solutions, accounting for the potential variations induced by climate change. This will involve integrating and leveraging best practices and successful multi-disciplinary experiences that have been recently developed within various territorial contexts by leading European research groups, institutions, and stakeholders, to deal with extreme climate events. The project’s main ambition beyond the state of the art is to promote the “best set” of trans-disciplinary risk management tools and approaches that could be adopted and used extensively across Europe, in as many situations as possible.
The activities of the project will be developed considering the following main critical dimensions: trans-disciplinarity, systemic risk, co-production, cross-fertilization, transferability, and long-term legacy. A set of ten demonstrators will constitute a multi- hazard arena wherein possible disastrous events associated with climate extremes will be dealt with jointly by representatives of the scientific and technical communities, practitioners, policy-makers and local communities. The events associated to climate extremes that will be considered in this project are: forest fires, including wildland urban interface fires; meteorological/hydrological/agricultural droughts, including associated water shortage; heatwaves; weather-induced landslides, including debris flows; fluvial and pluvial floods; storms, including heavy rain, hail, thunderstorms, and storm surges. The HuT will mainly focus on the prevention and preparedness phases of the disaster risk management cycle, explicitly considering climate change scenarios and integrating the proposed set of solutions, for the various events considered, over short- (from days to several months) and long-term (from years to decades) time horizons.
Hereon is the leader of WP1 on constituting an arena with other partners for ten demonstrators to test and realise their fast-track implementation of integrated disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation solutions. Hereon will co-develop narratives approaches with stakeholders by integrating the expertise, knowledge, data, services, and resources of The HuT consortium.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaHORIZON-CL3-2021-DRS-01-02
Project TypeInnovation Action (IA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 101073957
Co-ordinatorUniversita Degli Studi Di Salerno (IT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jo-Ting Huang-Lachmann, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS, KGR), Phone: +49 40 226 338 413
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Arantec Enginheria SL (ES), Austurbrü (IS), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), Commune Di Sorrento (IT), Confagricoltura Nuoro Ogliastra (IT), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Fondazione Icons (IT), Global Network Of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (UK), Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (SK), Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungszentrum GFZ (DE), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (AT), Közép-Tisza-vidéki Vízügyi Igazgatóság (HU), Leitha S.R.L. (IT), Met Office (UK), National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (IS), Stiftelsen Norges Geotekniske Institutt (NO), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UK), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (ES), Universita degli Studi di Salerno (IT), Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya (ES), Université de Genève (CH), University College London (UK), University of Helsinki (FI), Vedurstofa Islands (IS), Vilniaus Universitetas (LT)
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Last Update: 03. February 2023