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RELOCATE 2016-2018

Project name:RELOCATE 2016-2018 - Social and land-use impacts of flood relocation policies in the Eferding and Machland region: Longitudinal study of the 2016-2018 period
Project leader:Philipp Babcicky (Teilprojektleitung Uni Graz), Sebastian Seebauer (Gesamtprojektleitung)
Project team:Philipp Babcicky (PhD Student), Sebastian Seebauer (PostDoc)
Partners:Joanneum Research


This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program. (ACRP 8th call)
Duration:Apr. 2015 - Mar. 2019



RELOCATE2016-2018 focuses on a highly effective, though rarely considered adaptive response to climate-induced hazards: planned relocation. The project assesses the factors that drive households to relocate, and which social, spatial and economic impacts may be expected. The relocations in the Machland region and the Eferding Basin are a unique chance to gain empirical insights how this measure evolves over time. Besides contributing to research in risk reduction, the project condenses findings into a guidebook to facilitates future relocations in other regions in Austria.

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