Risk Governance

WP1 deals with the interactions between risk management measures and development strategies, analyzing governance processes and proposing new tools and methods for a better integration.
The major scientific challenges are (1) the understanding of risk management measures and their underlying governance processes, (2) the definition of development strategies ( for risk prevention or post-disaster long-term response) with an efficient integrated multidisciplinary approach taking into account the specificities of the different actors and territories, considering the local risk culture and past-event learning, and (3) the understanding of the resources and obstacles to an effective communication towards and between the stakeholders (including the citizens). The studied areas will be the Grenoble basin, Haiti (Port-au-Prince), Lebanon (Beirut) and Nepal (Dolakha, Dhadinga and Gatlanga  districts). Seminar on resilience will be a privileged place for scientific animation. In that context, WP1 considers 3 main tasks:

  • Risk management measures and governance. The focus will be on analyzing both the risk management measures and implemented governance processes between the involved stakeholders, considering their diversity (e.g. risk perception and acceptance, political dimensions, multi-cultural aspects) and local knowledge (e.g. building cultures and historical events or experiences), (#T2, #T10, #T11).
  • Post-disaster development strategy. The main objectives are to develop innovative criteria and methods to estimate the efficiency of decision making strategies and risk management measures after a disaster (#T11). The evaluation will integrate resilience indicators and new criteria of vulnerability since it is known that the management of technical vulnerability (infrastructure and building) may have a negative impact on social vulnerability.
  • Communication between heterogeneous actors. The main objective is to develop relevant communication on risk prevention and management according to the risk perception of both citizens and stakeholders (#T3, #T9). The design of adequate communication supports or interfaces is based on methodologies developed in WP2 and WP3 to reinforce the goal of an effective coordination and decision making, and to ensure an efficient diffusion of information through networks and amongst stakeholders (#T2, #T9).

2-year deliverables

  • Completion of the state of art on risk management models;
  • Mapping and analysis of existing risk management and governance schemes in Grenoble Metropole Area, Haiti, and Nepal (#T11)
  • Specification of multi-user User Interfaces (#T2)

3.5-year deliverables

  • Tools/guide for decision making adapted to capabilities of the stakeholders;
  • Methodologies for facilitating/enforcing both risk management, prevention, and post-disaster strategies;
  • Production of indicators evaluation of management and governance (#T11);
  • Tools of coordination of information and decision making (#T2);
  •  Implementing communication supports and interface to manage population’s decision making toward risks (#T9), with implementation on Grenoble case study.
Deliverables “Production of indicators for evaluation of risk management and governance “ and “Implementing communication supports and interface to manage population’s decision making toward risks” will integrate data collecting and assimilation (#T6), risk assessment (#P1) and decision-making methodologies or tools (#T4) developed by WP2 and WP3.