- Socio-economic advantage by using comprehensive approaches;
- Sound basis for prioritizing/planning, mitigation and/or repair measures based on mapping, geological and aerial Surveys;
- High efficiency by fast measurement and high data density;
- Decades of experience in measurement and data processing;
- Coherent, clear documentation;
- Reliable bases for decision-making.
Supporting the Global drive for climate resilience
As climate-related challenges intensify, technology transfers among countries will be a key step in supporting the global drive for climate resilience. A well forecast consequence of a warming planet is the increasing intensity of rainstorms. This increase will cause more flooding, landslides, debris flows and rockfalls, resulting in untold
damage to communities across the world.
Beyond climate-change related rainfall, a number of other scena-rios cause landslides, such as vulnerable or aging mining waste, electricity-generation dams, and flood contention barriers, greatly affecting valuable ecosystem services. Widespread erosion, the displacement of millions from their homes, the destruction of farming, mining, fishing and forestry livehoods, among so many others, imply tremendous financial losses to countries and tax payers.
Tackling these issues requires strong technological solutions. ANRICA’s scientists and specialists combine skills from across the spectrum of Austria’s scientific, technical, and policy communities in order to evaluate local environmental capacity to sustain extreme weather events or geological instability; mapping expected ecosystem services and building projections based on soil and landscape properties, geological stability, historic and current rainfall patterns, and human activities. Assessing these historical patterns in targeted areas, this evaluation extends to estimates of ecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity.
More than technical evaluations and projections, ANRICA can design site and case-specific mitigation and remediation plans, ensuring participation from communities and governments in decision making, and advising stakeholders on mixed or exclusive strategies. In addition, harnessing Austria’s experience in environmental management, ANRICA can advise and design client-specific guidelines and protocols, essential in disaster management.