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KnowRISK on Seismic Risk Communication: The Set-Up of a Participatory Strategy- Italy Case Study

  • Gemma MusacchioEmail author
  • Susanna Falsaperla
  • Stefano Solarino
  • Giovanna Lucia Piangiamore
  • Massimo Crescimbene
  • Nicola Alessandro Pino
  • Elena Eva
  • Danilo Reitano
  • Federica Manzoli
  • Michele Fabbri
  • Mariangela Butturi
  • Mariasilvia Accardo
Conference paper
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 47)

Abstract

KnowRISK (Know your city, Reduce seISmic risK through non-structural elements) is a European project that addresses prevention measures to reduce non-structural damage caused by earthquakes. It is built on risk communication and takes action on pilot areas of the three participating countries: Portugal, Iceland, and Italy. The setting up of risk communication strategies in the project stands on the understanding local communities fragility, on their direct engagement, and on a holistic approach to vulnerability. The level of relevance of seismic compared to other hazards, the understanding, the memory of past disasters are indicators that affect the way a risk is perceived and preventive measures are taken. Similarly, the level of education, wealth, exposure to other, social, risks are aggravation parameters in risk computation to be accounted for when we communicate risk. Strategies for risk communication in KnowRISK rely on schools and citizen’s engagement, citizen’s science activities, tools for raising awareness.

Keywords

Risk communication Non-structural components Earthquake hazard Seismic risk reduction 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was co-financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Grant agreement ECHO/SUB/2015/718655/PREV28). The 3D brochure was created by Lisa Orlando and Marco Maria Faggioli.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gemma Musacchio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susanna Falsaperla
    • 2
  • Stefano Solarino
    • 3
  • Giovanna Lucia Piangiamore
    • 4
  • Massimo Crescimbene
    • 3
  • Nicola Alessandro Pino
    • 5
  • Elena Eva
    • 3
  • Danilo Reitano
    • 2
  • Federica Manzoli
    • 6
  • Michele Fabbri
    • 6
  • Mariangela Butturi
    • 6
  • Mariasilvia Accardo
    • 6
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio EtneoCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Centro Nazionale TerremotiRomaItaly
  4. 4.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma 2RomaItaly
  5. 5.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio VesuvianoNeaplesItaly
  6. 6.University of FerraraFerraraItaly

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