Technical and regional Working Groups

To enable a more specific response to the diverging needs within the European region, thematic or regional working groups were established within the Working Party.

 

The working groups may be in place for a limited duration – until the task is accomplished – or operate over a longer period of time. Each Working Group has a leading country, detailed terms of reference, a work plan, clear outputs and expected results, and a defined budget to accomplish its tasks.

 

Forest & Water

 

 Hazard and Disaster Risk Management in Mountains

 

Core themes:

  • Impact of forest management operations on water quantity and water quality
  • Forests in a landscape approach (Ecological approach) for Soil and water conservation (Ecosystem services)
  • Quantification of water use in the forest and water cycle. Natural forest vs forest plantations
  • Forests in combination with other land uses in different climatic and hydrological conditions
 

Core themes:

  • Risk resilience and capacity development.
  • Maintenance of structural protection measures: keeping functionality under life-cycle conditions.
  • Hazard zone mapping for efficient prevention work with special consideration of forests
  • Standardisation in the field of natural disasters and risk management
  • DRM in relationship to green economy and forest-watersheds

Outputs:

  • Baseline publications on forests and water relations
  • Policy advice to develop institutional frameworks at country level
  • Research programmes (facilitation of University exchange, COST Action)
  • Workshops and trainings

 

 

 

Outputs:

  • Risk resilience and capacity development
  • Maintenance of structural protection measures: keeping functionality under life-cycle conditions
  • Hazard zone mapping for efficient prevention work with special consideration of forests
  • Standardisation in the field of natural disasters and risk management
  • DRM in relationship to green economy and forest-watersheds
 

Documents:

Draft Strategy Natural Hazards  

1st workshop for parctitioners                   (Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval - France, 2014)

Workshop report: Hazard zone mapping and the integration of the forest protection function. 

Presentations from this workshop available here. 

2nd workshop for practitioners (Salzburg - Austria, 2016)

Workshop report: Woody debris in Alpine rivers and torrents.  

Presentations from this workshop: Austria , Bavaria ,France , South Tyrol  and Switzerland .

3rd workshop for practitioners (Argentine - France, 2017)

Workshop report: Sediment and woody debris transport regulation in torrential catchments: case study of an Alpine torrent  

Annexes of the report:Annex2 Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 , Annex 7 ,Annex 8  and Annex 9 .

last updated:  Wednesday, September 6, 2017