On April the 1st the first meeting (remote due to COVID 19 pandemic), with local stakeholders took place in Turin (IT).
During the meeting several associations were able to involve the DECIDO team in their past experiences done both in 2000 and 2016 related to floods in the Meisino and others Turin areas. In particular it was interesting to get information from associations dealing with disadvantaged people during emergencies.
The meeting was the first one dedicated to assess the baseline of policies in place where the evidence based policies creation will start during the DECIDO project.
Some representatives of Civil protection associations decribed briefly the use of K9 units and how the current climatic situation (no rain, hot teperatures), is the ideal pre-condition for flash-floods which are the most dangerous emergency being quite impossible to be forecasted.