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NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration


Potential for adopting insurance value in risk management strategies

This final report of WP6 will focus on Task 6.4: Strategies for adopting the insurance value in risk management strategies and will provide one specific analysis (as a specific chapter) per DEMO.

Second update of the Dissemination and Communication Plan

Second annual update of the Dissemination and Communication Plan, with a relevant section on planned exploitation activities.

Costs of infrastructures: elements of method for their estimation

This document summarises the results from Task 4.2: Estimation of Life Cycle Costs for different alternatives (grey, green and hybrids).

Insurance Value of Ecosystems Survey

The report will gather the results of the IVE Survey and analyse on how insurance systems differ from one country to another. The information includes the first and the second rounds of interviews and the minutes of the national seminars linked to national events in some of the demos.

Institutional analysis report: baseline analysis and policy recommendations

This report is related to Task 3.2: Institutional analysis. It is a baseline study including current institutional settings to understand the incentives experienced by each of the actors and be able to recommend potential new institutional (and financing) arrangements.

Report, maps and metadata on areas at risk

D2.2 will provide the metadata, methods, explanation and interpretation of the maps on areas at risk, which will be accessible through the eco:engine platform.

Report, maps and metadata on physical potential hazards

D2.1 will provide the metadata, methods, explanation and interpretation of the maps on physical potential hazards, which will be accessible through the eco:engine platform.

Dissemination and Communication Plan

This deliverable is produced as a result of Task 9.1, led by UNESCO-IHE and co-led by ISKRIVA.

Natural capital and ecosystem services to valuate co-benefits of NBS in water related risk

This document provides the main results and lessons learned from the Task 4.4: Ecosystem services and natural capital accounting for co-benefits valuation.

General framework for the economic assessment of Nature Based Solutions and their insurance value

This report is the output from Task 4.1: Overall methodology to insurance value assessment and co-benefits.

From Bankability to suitability Report

This report will describe the process for identification and description of innovative business models in the demos, including stakeholder interactions and participative processes, as well as report the range of existing and innovative potential business models identified in the different demos for the financing of NBS strategies. It will also develop complete financial arrangements for a selection of pioneer demos that will include the full set of financial contracts and possible governance models, i.e. PPP, public, etc.

Report on the comparative institutional analysis and methods/guidelines

This report provides the results of Task 5.4: Integrated and comparative institutional analysis.

Ambiguity analysis in social risk perception report

This deliverable includes the results from the activities throughout the initial year of NAIAD of the Task 3.1: Social Network Analysis and Problem Structuring Methods and the Task 3.3: Participatory modelling exercise and evaluation methods.

Natural Capital Market integration portrait: From Climate Finance to Insurance - including European survey

Market scoping report of needs, regulatory barriers and drivers on finance and institutional instruments potential to develop nature-based risk reduction infrastructures, including a European survey (led by IRSTEA supported by ICA and other partners). This report will use contributions from Task 7.2: Identification and development of potential range of business models and instruments and Task 7.3: Analytical framework for business models and instruments.

Mapping Insurance value in EU Policy frames Study Report

This mapping exercise will be based on Task 8.1. Mapping of EU policies, legal and regulatory frameworks for insurance capacity of ecosystems.

Guidelines and pilot version of the eco: actuary policy support system

A pilot version of the eco:actuary will be available at month 18 and made accessible to consortium partners and others outside the consortium for testing. All the maps previously generated (see D2.1, D2.2 and D2.3) will be part of the eco:actuary dataset. The guidelines of this pilot version will be provided as a report.

Conceptual and DEMO roadmap

The deliverable will provide a review of the key theoretical concepts to be grounded and a roadmap of the DEMO activities as key initial inputs for the delivery of the expected impacts of the project. CHD will be directly supported by the project manager for the production of this deliverable, although CHD remains the ultimate responsible.

International good practices in financing and funding nature restoration

Synthesis report of successful examples of innovative ways of capturing value, funding and financing natural restoration, with particular emphasis to insurance and reinsurance industry models.

Catchment characterization report

Report describing the results achieved in Task 6.1: Demo characterization: hazard, stakes, risks and solutions.

DEMOs framework prototype for participatory integrated planning

This is a joint deliverable of WP5 and WP6. In relation to WP5, the report will describe the framework that will allow for interaction with stakeholders and end-users in the different steps of the decision chain (to be developed by Task 5.3), through the underlying participatory models of Task 5.2. This framework will be applied in NAIAD's DEMOs as part of WP6 activities. The obtained results will be described in this deliverable.

Guidelines for the definition of implementation and investment plans for adaptation

This report summarises the results of the WP5, with special emphasis on Task 5.5: Negotiation of preferred strategy and Implementation - Integrating nature-based solutions into adaptation planning.

Information sharing and learning process in risk perception report

This report builds on Tasks 3.1, Task 3.3. and in particular is based on inputs from Task 3.5: Acceptance of policies of climate resilient investment. This latter task will build on previous tasks to evaluate the effectiveness of information sharing strategies in influencing risk perception and, consequently, the behavior of the communities exposed to risk.

Economic water related risk damage estimation

This document provides the results from Task 4.3: Damage valuation, in the form of a methodological report.

Insurance value of ecosystem and co-benefits: method and illustration with the DEMOs application

This is a scientific manuscript that provide illustration among other of co-benefits that improve the “bankability” of nature based solution solutions. This document describes the main results from Task 4.5: Insurance value analysis: Synthesis of the economic valuation of the different DEMOs.

First Policy Roundtable report and Policy Brief

This report will be based on the outomes of the first annual Policy Roundtable and will take the form of a strategy document to support implementation of measures, or reforms of policies to enhance operationalization capacity of the value of ecosystem services. The first Tailored Guidelines produced within Task 8.3 as an input for the first Policy Roundtable (to be prepared by ICA) will be included as part of the deliverable. Finally, the first NAIAD Policy Brief produced as part of Task 8.2 will be included into this deliverable.

First update of the Dissemination and Communication Plan

First annual update of the Dissemination and Communication Plan, putting a higher emphasis on exploitation.

Street Level Guidelines on the insurance value of ecosystems for target audiences

These guidelines will be an outcome from Task 9.4: Capacity-building and NAIAD Training.

From hazards to risk: models for the DEMOs

Report based on Task 6.2: Processes representation / risk modeling. The report will include one chapter per DEMO.

Scientific papers based on mapping physical potential hazards and insurance-relevant ecosystem services

D2.6 will provide several scientific papers based on the methods and outcomes produced within the WP2: (a) Scientific paper on EU wide ecosystem service relevant multi-hazard risk [led by KCL, based on D2.1]; (b) Scientific paper on EU wide ecosystem service relevant socio-economic exposure [led by GeoEcoMar, based on D2.2]; (c) Scientific paper on Insurance relevant ecosystem services [led by KCL, based on D2.3] (d) Scientific paper on Resilience in insurance-relevant ecosystem services [led by IGME, based on task 2.7]

Report, maps and metadata of insurance-relevant natural capital and co-benefits

D2.3 will provide the metadata, methods, explanation and interpretation of the maps on insurance-relevant natural capital and co-benefits, which will be accessible through the eco:engine platform.

Open-web based insurance value platform v1.0

This platform is part of the work to be undertaken within Task 5.1: Data management interface: Insurance value open-Web platform. By month 12, a full version of the platform will be available online.

NAIAD MOOC Course on the Insurance Value of ecosystems

A beta version of the Massive Online Open course wil be delivered at month 34 as an outcome of Task 9.4: Capacity building and NAIAD Training.

Open-web based insurance value platform - outline

This platform is part of the work to be undertaken within Task 5.1: Data management interface: Insurance value open-Web platform. By month 6, an outline will be produced.


Natural Assurance Scheme: A level playing field framework for Green-Grey infrastructure development

Author(s): Benjamin Denjean, Mónica A. Altamirano, Nina Graveline, Raffaele Giordano, Peter van der Keur, David Moncoulon, Josh Weinberg, María Máñez Costa, Zdravko Kozinc, Mark Mulligan, Polona Pengal, John Matthews, Nora van Cauwenbergh, Elena López Gunn, David N. Bresch
Published in: Environmental Research, Issue 159, 2017, Page(s) 24-38, ISSN 0013-9351
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.07.006

Steep Bedload‐Laden Flows: Near Critical?

Author(s): Guillaume Piton, Alain Recking
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Issue 124/8, 2019, Page(s) 2160-2175, ISSN 2169-9003
DOI: 10.1029/2019JF005021

An operationalized classification of Nature Based Solutions for water-related hazards: From theory to practice

Author(s): Eulalia Gómez Martín, María Máñez Costa, Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez
Published in: Ecological Economics, Issue 167, 2020, Page(s) 106460, ISSN 0921-8009
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106460

Vulnerability of forest ecosystems to fire in the French Alps

Author(s): Sylvain Dupire, Thomas Curt, Sylvain Bigot, Thibaut Fréjaville
Published in: European Journal of Forest Research, Issue 138/5, 2019, Page(s) 813-830, ISSN 1612-4669
DOI: 10.1007/s10342-019-01206-1

Assessing stakeholders' risk perception to promote Nature Based Solutions as flood protection strategies: The case of the Glinščica river (Slovenia)

Author(s): Stefania Santoro, Irene Pluchinotta, Alessandro Pagano, Polona Pengal, Blaž Cokan, Raffaele Giordano
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 655, 2019, Page(s) 188-201, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.116

Reconstructing Depth-Averaged Open-Channel Flows Using Image Velocimetry and Photogrammetry

Author(s): Guillaume Piton, Alain Recking, Jérôme Le Coz, Hervé Bellot, Alexandre Hauet, Magali Jodeau
Published in: Water Resources Research, Issue 54/6, 2018, Page(s) 4164-4179, ISSN 0043-1397
DOI: 10.1029/2017wr021314

Spatio-temporal trends in fire weather in the French Alps

Author(s): S. Dupire, T. Curt, S. Bigot
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 595, 2017, Page(s) 801-817, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.027

Design of fascines for riverbank protection in alpine rivers: Insight from flume experiments

Author(s): A. Recking, G. Piton, L. Montabonnet, S. Posi, A. Evette
Published in: Ecological Engineering, Issue 138, 2019, Page(s) 323-333, ISSN 0925-8574
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.07.019

An attempt to classify malfunctions of steep channel flows justifying building of open check dams or other torrent control works

Author(s): Piton, Guillaume; Recking, Alain; Tacnet, Jean-Marc
Published in: 5th IAHR Europe Congress, Issue 1, 2018
DOI: 10.3850/978-981-11-2731-1_230-cd