Adaptation to climate change

Adaptation engineering

Adaptation to climate change is a relevant and qualifying objective for human communities. The quantitative and rational planning of adaptation allows the optimization of related costs and strategies.

The significant observed and predicted variations in the characteristics and frequency of extreme weather events are forcing the gradual transformation processes of the natural environment, thus affecting territorial conditions previously considered to be “stable” in the definition of urban development and environmental protection scenarios.

The analysis and assessment of growing natural risks and the estimation of the current and future vulnerability of cities, urban communities and the natural environment are thus increasingly relevant as support tools for decision-making in strategic urban and environmental management.

Risk estimation thus becomes an innovative and fundamental element in the updating of urban, territorial and environmental planning; more specifically, of environmental and urban planning and assessment tools (e.g., Environmental Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments) in response to rising challenges stemming from climate change and anthropogenic factors.

Georisk Engineering S.r.l. offers a technical, quantitative approach to the management of natural risks. This approach includes the estimation and the assessment of current risk scenarios and of future scenarios including strategies for environmental and urban adaptation. Georisk Engineering S.r.l. works in synergy with its client stakeholders for the purpose of identifying effective risk mitigation scenarios, policies and strategies while accounting for site-specific urban and environmental contexts.

Georisk Engineering S.r.l., in collaboration with the REMHI Division of the CMCC Foundation, has developed the CLEVER approach. Visit the CLEVER Project page.