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Abstract

The European Flood Alert System (EFAS) is a research project that aims at improving preparedness for oncoming flood events by:
- informing the authorities in the Member States of the possibility of a flood to happen before the local systems capture the event with their own monitoring and forecasting systems;
- providing catchment based information that gives downstream authorities an overview of the current and forecasted flood situation also in upstream countries. This does not only include the immediate upstream country but also any further potentially useful upstream information.

Additional information

Authors: THIELEN J (Editor), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22560 EN (2007), 99 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22560-EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200819826 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en