The core purpose of ADAM work package A2.4 was to address this gap in knowledge by undertaking a systematic review of existing and potential adaptation option across the EU (and internationally, where this information added value), with a specific focus on innovative technologies and institutions that can manage, reduce and/or transfer the risks associated with extreme events. This was achieved through the consideration of different case studies (termed learning examples for the ADAM project) and the collation of expert and local knowledge as gathered through a series of interviews, workshops, and scientific and grey literature reviews. Three of these case studies are discussed in the body of the main report to provide more detailed context for the work conducted. As well as detailing specific options, analysis also identified the structural forces that were influencing changing practice, and highlighted those institutional mechanisms that enabled activity to take place i.e. not just ‘what’ but also ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘who’. Indeed, the importance of understanding adaptation not only as an outcome but also as a process was a key finding from the stakeholder engagement process. Furthermore, research activity also attempted to look at sectoral spill-over effects, potential feasibility and application in different adaptation contexts, as well as providing evidence of costs and benefits (where this was possible).

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Matczak et al
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2009
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ADAM project
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Matczak et al (2009). Review of Adaptation Options for Weather Extremes. D-A2.4b, ADAM project.

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