Workshop on Climate change impact on water related and marine risks  

26-27 October 2009, Murcia, Spain

The Council of Europe, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the General Directorate for Civil Protection of Spain, organised a workshop on “Climate Change impact on water related and marine risks. The workshop took place in Murcia on 26-27 October 2009. The main aim of the Workshop was to foster better preparedness and response amongst populations living in the European and Mediterranean areas which might be affected by water related disasters induced by climate change. This can be done by spreading the latest knowledge on the potential impact of climate change and identifying the challenges of the associated scenarios to such domains as public awareness, protective actions, emergency planning, early warning procedures and emergency response.


Background work

Floods and related water management problems

Droughts, desertification, heat waves and forest fires

Marine risks, coastal erosion and landslides

  • Mediterranean Coastal risks in a climate change context - Anton Micaleff, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICoD), La Valletta, Malta
  • Geomorphological coastal effects of climate change - Olivier Maquaire, European Centre for Seismic and Geomorphologic Hazards (CERG), Strasbourg, France
  •  Oceanic risks in a climate change context - Romain Chancerel, European Centre on Coastal Risks, Biarritz, France
  •  Presentation by Segura Hydrographical Confederation on the topic "Water Management in Extreme Hydrological Situations - Joaquin Ezcurra Cartagena, Technical Director of the Segura Hydrographical Confederation
  •  Fernando Toledano Sanchez, Head of the Automatic Hydrological Information System Management of the Segura Hydrographical Confederation