BAFU (2010)

Natural Hazard Risk Management along Transport Routes in the Alps

PARAmount is being carried out as part of an international cooperative project involving Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. The project, which was launched in 2009 and will run until 2012, concerns the transport routes in the Alpine region that are already at risk from natural hazards and may become even more vulnerable in future due to the effects of climate change. The aim is to develop more effective and sustainable protection strategies in the context of an international exchange of experience. The primary concern here is to adapt existing methods and tools to the special requirements of the Alpine region and to make them available to local or regional bodies in a form that is tailored to their capacities and requirements.