Demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of envisaged flood risk mitigation strategies and measures is becoming imperative for public authorities in time of economic crisis. In this context the valuation of the flow of benefits and costs within the assumed life-cycle time span and make them comparable is essential. A multiplicity of approaches and best practice methods has been applied in different context all over the Alpine Space but no standardization concept exists so far. Since flood risk management plans shall take into account relevant aspects such as costs and benefit, the overall objectives of this international workshop are to unveil the intricacies of the valuation of benefits and costs of Flood Risk Mitigation Measures and to discuss about structured and standardized approaches to be used in practice.
Target Audience: Experts in the field of Natural Hazard and Risk Engineering, Planners and Decision Makers in the torrent and avalanche control and river engineering sector as well as researchers working in this specific field.