The EU Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) is developing and maintaining the Risk Data Hub (RDH). This web platform collects, manages and shares disaster risk, damage and loss data. The European Commission Joint Research Centre has published its report “Evidence for disaster risk management from the Risk Data Hub: Analytical reports on natural hazards, vulnerabilities and disaster risks in Europe based on the DRMKC – Risk Data Hub”. This report presents a compendium of five analytical reports based on analysing the data available within the RDH.


  • Report: 1. Analysis of European-wide losses and risks from single hazards. This analysis shows a set of relevant hazards at the European level, comparing historical damages, losses, and current risk levels.
  • Report: 2. Identifying European-wide regions with multi-hazard potential and quantifying their population at risk. This analysis uses a theoretical framework to assess the population at risk from multiple hazards at the level of Local Administrative Units (LAU) and the multi-hazard interactions.
  • Report: 3. Identifying European regions with Emerging and Increased risk. This analysis at the European level identifies regions with emerging and increased in risk that are the result of low probability hazard occurrence.
  • Report: 4. Identifying drivers of vulnerability and disaster risk. This analysis assesses the trends in terms of disaster vulnerability and its components.
  • Report: 5. Country Reports. This analysis is an overview of the risk and its components for a selected country.


The compendium provides a glimpse of the multiple analysis that can be derived from the intersection of different datasets on hazard, exposure, vulnerability and disaster damage and loss data hosted on the platform.


Some key findings included in the report for the UK;

  • The UK is considered to be third-ranked with most people at risk from multi-hazard occurrences, with an estimated 3.5 million at-risk
  • The UK will be the most affected by emerging river flooding risk, with an anticipated 34,614 more people at risk.
  • The UK is ranked third in terms of emerging coastal flood risk, with a further 7,026 more people at risk
  • UK ranks second with regards to emerging landslide risk, with 304,906 more people at risk
  • Increased population at risk of low probability of river flooding is estimated at 78,344 people. This is a greater than 10% increase in the population at risk.
  • The UK ranks first in terms of absolute values for the increased population at risk of low probability coastal flooding at 69,989 people; this is a relative increase in the population at risk of more than 5%.
  • And more than 8% of the population is at risk from low probability landslide risk.


The RDH aims to support the implementation of the EU Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation and understanding of the EU risk landscape as part of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. And for EU Member states to facilitate reporting by Member States to help meet the objectives of Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. The RDH can generate Country reports to provide an overview of all the risk-related aspects within a Member State. Currently, this still includes the UK in the data and reports.

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