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To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period 2015 – 2030 and provide an overview for the entire 15-year span of the Framework. To provide a start…
Sağlam Kobi is a model program between UPS, the World Economic Forum (WEF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR-Turkey). This project was launched in 2013 and the name translates to “strong small and medium businesses.” Through this strategic public-private partnership, these businesses in Tur…
The Enel Foundation offered training courses during 2016 to more than 200 students from several prestigious academic institutions. The project aims to raise the interest and awareness on resilience across sectors with a specific focus on strategic and operational issues. The training opportunity is designed for MBA and PhD Programs and will be replicate…
The "Salerno" and "Palermo" projects represent an optimal example of targeted interventions on the high, medium, and low voltage grids with the aim to improve customer experience while enhancing resilience. The projects have been designed considering a broad perspective on well-defined areas, improving the quality of electrical service, introducing inno…
The Greater Paris Region and MASA Group have been working alongside to test contingency plans with the artificial intelligent simulation platform MASA SYNERGY. As a result these contingency plans were updated. In a second stage, senior crisis staff, emergency services personnel and the private sector were trained to deal with the impact of this continge…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important it is to have resilient systems in place to manage unexpected shocks. The systemic nature of risk with multi sectoral impacts, and its cascading effects where one disaster can rapidly lead to another, demonstrate how complex and deadly disaster risks have become. In the case of COVID-19, a biological ha…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the consequences of systematically underinvesting in resilience. Even before the world brings the COVID-19 disaster under control, we will all be demanding: “Never again.” At the same time, we know that there is another crisis unfolding – the climate emergency. Climate extremes and slow onset events due to climate change…
Flash floods (FF) events are difficult to forecast because of their small temporal and spatial scale. Furthermore, they often occur on un-monitored small rivers, where no real-time data is available to warn people. To better anticipate these events and mitigate their impacts, the French Ministry in charge of Ecology has launched a national FF warning sy…