RECALL operative part is composed by 4 main tasks
The first step is a detailed analysis of the state of the art of reinforcement measurement, state of maintenance, priorities of investments in 4 European pilot areas.
An thorough on-site visits in each pilot allows project technicians to assess the status of the source area (landslide material source), latest processes, developments and movement indications, to inspect the transport paths of the material from the source area(s) to the areas under risk (populated areas), including existing precaution measures (a good communication with local authorities is needed here) and to map particular situations such as the isolation of small villages in case of presence of one single main road.
The second step is the organization and training, in each territory, of special cooperatives teams composed by civil protection personnel and selected citizens, that will cooperate with the local authorities in the monitoring and prevention of landslides risk.
This activity is carried out in parallel with the development of 2 innovative, specific IT tools, aiming at supporting the activity of local territorial authorities and of the cooperative teams:
- The e-prevention tool will be a web-based tool supporting the cooperatives teams in collecting and providing monitoring data, information and other relevant inputs to the local authorities in charge for territory protection and disaster prevention, through shared vocabularies, formats and protocols;
- The e-budget tool will be a decision support system that, taking into consideration data coming from the e-prevention tool and other inputs, will support territorial entities in preparing a strategic financial plan for landslide risk prevention, able to be the most effective and efficient, given a precise available budget.
During the project, both the cooperative teams and the developed tools are directly involved in an extensive Pilot Test phase, aiming at validating and refining the proposed solutions, but also ensuring immediate and direct benefits for the involved territories.
During the pilot phase, the cooperative teams will indeed collect and provide to the competent territorial authority (project partners), by means of e-prevention tool, a relevant amount of data and information about territory characteristics and risks levels. In addition, they will also directly intervene on the reinforcement measures, in case of simple and low-cost works to be done, so to assure prompt responses to ordinary territorial degradation caused by natural events (time passing, weather, material deterioration,…) , decreasing the risk of disasters and contributing to decrease damages and costs in case of calamity.
Altogether project activities will lead to:
- Increased capacity of territorial entities in managing the available resources (financial and human)
- Increased capacity of territorial entities in assessing prevention measures’ level of priority
- Increased involvement of local communities in risk prevention measures and strategies
- Increased capacity of local communities to develop adaptation strategies to climate changes
- Increased integration of disaster prevention in economic and financial decisions and strategies
- Increased knowledge in landslide prevention measures and further contribution to the efforts done so far at international level