Open for Comments: ARCH’s CEN Workshop Agreement for Resilience Management
15 February 2022
When it comes to boosting the resilience of historic areas, the ARCH project has shown that an integrated approach is necessary; one that combines Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. To that end, ARCH has developed together with several other organisations a draft CEN Workshop Agreement, CWA 17727 on a Disaster Risk Management / Climate Change Adaptation Framework for historic areas, which is now available for public review and commenting.
The CEN Workshop Agreement is based on the ARCH Disaster Risk Management Framework and outlines a step-by-step process to manage disasters, climate change adaptation and resilience-building efforts. It also guides readers in characterising historic areas, as well as their exposure to natural and climate change-induced hazards.
The process of creating the CEN Workshop Agreement was led by DIN (German Institute of Standardisation), which led multiple workshops, including a call for participation and kick-off meeting that started the process in May of 2021. More than 40 stakeholders have given their input on the draft, and the ongoing public commenting period is intended as an opportunity to gather even more feedback.