The objective of this priority research theme is to harmonize and mainstream information on climate extreme events (with a focus on flood), vulnerability, potential risks as well as strategies to alleviate their effects. Specifically, we intend to develop tools and metrics to understand, quantify and mitigate present-day and future flood risks associated to intense precipitation events. Under this PRT, one research project, FURIFLOOD, is being executed under the supervision of Dr. Seyni Salack (, a senior scientist at the Competence Centre.