EGU24-16805, updated on 11 Mar 2024
EGU General Assembly 2024
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Toward large-scale demonstration of local multi-hazard early warning tools

Shinju Park, Berenguer Marc, and Daniel Sempere-Torres
Shinju Park et al.
  • Centre de Recerca Aplicada en Hidrometeorologia (CRAHI), Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental (DECA), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain (

Catalonia is located in north-eastern Spain and in a predominantly subtropical Mediterranean climatic zone. Due to the diverse geographical and orographic features, the climate within the region exhibits variations due to local continental, oceanic, and alpine influences.
Within the Horizon Europe RESIST project (2023-2027), Catalonia is one of the leading regions for the demonstration of climate change adaptation strategies toward climate change resilience through innovation, science, and technology. The strategies being analyzed in Catalonia focus on the sector of civil protection to achieve improved preparedness and tools for disaster risk and emergency management for weather-related hazards (e.g., flash floods, wildfires, heat waves, etc.).
The presentation will address the key enabling tools and activities toward better adaptation; e.g., improving and expanding the existing Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (EWS) over Catalonia, improving the assessment of vulnerabilities and including vulnerable communities, raising awareness. These aspects will be evaluated during a long-term demonstration in several local municipalities of the region. The first results obtained during 2023 will be presented; particularly for the major flood event in June 2023 in Terrassa city.

How to cite: Park, S., Marc, B., and Sempere-Torres, D.: Toward large-scale demonstration of local multi-hazard early warning tools, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-16805,, 2024.