If we want to evaluate the risk in a specific area, we have to know many factors. The first question is: how great is the risk? In the case of floods: how high can the water rise and how quickly does it flow? The second issue is the possible damage. Are people endangered? Are there buildings, streets or train installations in the danger zone? And thirdly: how vulnerable are these? For example: do the people know about the possible danger? Must they rely on help if they want to bring themselves to safety? How are the buildings constructed? Do railway operators observe the water level and are they equiped with emergency plans?
When evaluating risk, many data are involved. Some factors can hardly be shown in figures. The most challenging part is to create a data basis which must be up-to-date and exact. Risk management plans are strategic plans. They consist of measures for the reduction of risk. The competences are spread among several levels and departments. We must bring these together in order to coordinate the measures.
Regarding the topic of risk, there is much new to discover. RIOCOM has made a name for itself when it comes to forging new paths and tools.
There are three reasons:
- Our experience in examining danger processes
- Our team consists of experts who are specially trained in the field of communication
- Our know-how of geographical information systems
- Federal Ministry for a livable Austria
- Federal states of Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria, Burgenland and Carinthia
- OEBB Infrastructure