Past European research has made significant advances in the understanding, monitoring and forecasting, and management of climate induced natural hazard risks. The MITCH Concerted Action, which ran from 2000 to 2003, sought to translate these advances in knowledge of flood, drought and landslide management into practical benefits across Europe. MITCH was funded by the European Union, with additional matching-fund support from the UK Environment Agency.
The project objectives were:
- To provide a forum for discussion and debate among researchers and practitioners.
- To assist hazard planning and management by disseminating start-of-the-art research.
- To match end user needs with research community capability.
- To seek implementation pathways for research results.