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Collaborative research on flood resilience in urban areas

Objective

Collaborative research on flood resilience in urban areas (CORFU) is an interdisciplinary international project that will look at advanced and novel strategies and provide adequate measures for improved flood management in cities. The differences in urban flooding problems in Asia and in Europe range from levels of economic development, infrastructure age, social systems and decision making processes, to prevailing drainage methods, seasonality of rainfall patterns and climate change trends. Our vision is that this project will use these differences to create synergies that will bring new quality to flood management strategies globally. Through a 4-year collaborative research programme, the latest technological advances will be cross-fertilised with traditional and emerging approaches to living with floods. The overall aim of CORFU is to enable European and Asian institutions to learn from each other through joint investigation, development, implementation and dissemination of strategies that will enable more scientifically sound management of the consequences of urban flooding in the future. Flood impacts in urban areas – potential deaths, damage to infrastructure and health problems and consequent effects on individuals and on communities – and possible responses will be assessed by envisaging different scenarios of relevant drivers: urban development, socio-economic trends and climate changes. The cost-effectiveness of resilience measures and integrative and adaptable flood management plans for these scenarios will be quantified. CORFU is structured in six Work Packages. WP1 will look at drivers that impact on urban flooding. WP2 will enhance methodologies and tools for flood hazard assessment based on urban flood modelling. WP3 will improve, extend and integrate modern methods for flood impact assessment. WP4 will aim to assess and enhance existing flood risk management strategies. WP5 will disseminate the outputs. WP6 will co-ordinate the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management/flood risk management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 906 857
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)

Participants (16)

DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 577 745
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ole Mark (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 308 280
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Sommer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 359 160
Address
Avenue Valrose 28 Grand Chateau
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Gourbesville (Prof.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
India
EU contribution
€ 138 360
Address
Powai
400076 Mumbai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kapil Gupta (Prof.)
AREP Ville
France
EU contribution
€ 88 680
Address
Avenue D'ivry 16
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Louis Moutard (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF WATER MODELLING
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 155 473
Address
Road 32 House 496
1206 Dhaka
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
S M Mahbubur Rahman (Mr.)
BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Pingleyuan 100 Chaoyang District
100124 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yuwen Zhou (Prof.)
CHINA ACADEMY OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN
China
EU contribution
€ 59 160
Address
Sanlihe Road 9 Haidian District
100037 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lili Sun (Ms.)
BEIJING MUNICIPAL INSTITUTE OF CITY PLANNING AND DESIGN
China
EU contribution
€ 59 160
Address
South Lishi Road 60
100045 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Qiang Wang (Mr.)
CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 358
Address
Carretera D'esplugues 75 Local 1-2
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xavier Roca (Mr.)
Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 390
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 1-3, Edif Parcuc K2m S204b
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Pfeifer (Dr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 960
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoe Janes (Ms.)
Dura Vermeer Groep NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 99 330
Address
Orfeoschouw 30
2726 JE Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Zevenbergen (Prof.)
HAMBURGISCHES WELTWIRTSCHAFTSINSTITUT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 087
Address
Oberhafenstr. 1
20097 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Geyer (Mr.)
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ming-Hsi Hsu (Prof.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR URBAN WATER HYDROINFORMATICS RESEARCH & INNOVATION FOUNDATION

Participation ended

South Korea
Address
Songdo-dong R D Center 7-46
406840 Incheon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gye-Woon Choi (Dr.)