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INCREASE - Inclusive and Integrated Multi-Hazard Risk Management and Engagement of Volunteers to INCREASE Societal Resilience in Times of Changing Climates


Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

Principal Investigator:

BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung / Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Grant ID: 01DK20101A


Partners in cooperation (Germany):

  • Technische Hochschule Köln – Institut für Rettungsingenieurwesen und Gefahrenabwehr
  • Universität Bonn – Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformation
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk
  • Universität Würzburg – Institut für Geographie und Geologie
  • empirica ag: Forschung und Beratung
  • Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung e. V.
  • Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V.


Associated Partners

  • Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V. Generalsekretariat
  • At-fire: Internationaler Katastrophenschutz Deutschland e.V.
Feb 01, 2021 — Jan 31, 2025


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In the joint project "Inclusive and Integrated Multi-Hazard Risk Management and Engagement of Volunteers to INCREASE Societal Resilience in Times of Changing Climates", partners from science, technology and practice are involved. DRU is coordinating the consortium's collaborations.

The main objective of the INCREASE collaborative project is to promote scalable, multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder, and risk-sensitive emergency and disaster risk management (DRM). In addition to analyzing and assessing hazards and risks, as well as underlying social and cultural contextual conditions, adaptation and transformation capabilities for urban resilience are strengthened. A comparative approach intensifies a long-term exchange and mutual learning on all levels between actors in the field of DRM.

In the sub-project of the DRU "Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) and Increasing Resilience of the Population in Times of Covid-19 and Climate Change", the DRU analyzes the socio-cultural risk conditions and specific resiliences and vulnerabilities. Taking into account changing climates - social, political and meteorological - a scalable framework for IDRM is developed. The cooperation is also understood as a contribution to improved disaster management in the sense of the UN-Sendai Agreement.

Due to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the ongoing developments with a special focus on relevant aspects for the context of IDRM will be observed in the first project phase, discussed in the network and with external experts, and a direct benefit for pandemic management will be generated through the exchange.