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Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions

Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions

Objective

Coastal floods are one of the most dangerous and harmful natural hazards affecting urban areas adjacent to shorelines. Rapid urbanisation combined with climate change and poor governance means a significant increase in the risk of local surface flooding coinciding with high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, posing a greater risk of devastation to coastal communities. The threats posed need to be addressed not just in terms of flood prediction and control, but taking into account governance and socio-economic issues. PEARL brings together world leading expertise in both the domain of hydro-engineering and risk reduction and management services to pool knowledge and practical experience in order to develop more sustainable risk management solutions for coastal communities focusing on present and projected extreme hydro-meteorological events. The project will examine 7 case studies from across the EU to develop a holistic risk reduction framework that can identify multi-stressor risk assessment, risk cascading processes and strengthen risk governance by enabling an active role for key actors. The research programme links risk and root cause assessment through enhanced FORIN methodology, event prediction, forecast and warning, development of adaptive structural and non-structural strategies and active stakeholder participation. The project aims to develop novel technologies and methods that can improve the early warning process and its components; it builds a pan-European knowledge base gathering real case studies and demonstrations of best practice across the EU to support capacity development for the delivery of cost-effective risk-reduction plans. Additionally, the project provides an interface to relevant ongoing tsunami work: it plugs into global databases, early warning systems and processes at WMO, and contributes to community building, development of guidelines and communication avenues at the global level through IWA.
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Coordinator

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Address

Westvest 7
2611 Ax Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Mishka Stuip (Ms.)

Participants (25)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 438 368

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 392 469,75

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 352 586,80

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 185 157,50

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 170 077,20

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 036,40

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 343 844,80

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 762

CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 231 120,60

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 31 174,12

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 174 263,24

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 133 774,80

ARTELIA EAU ET ENVIRONNEMENT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 73 818,50

GISIG GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GROUP ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 118 230

ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 104 189

INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 77 390

Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 266

SATWAYS - PROIONTA KAI YPIRESIES TILEMATIKIS DIKTYAKON KAI TILEPIKINONIAKON EFARMOGON ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 98 280

HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 98 030

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 101 007

PUBLIC WORKS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Japan

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Thailand

EU Contribution

€ 30 314,70

NATIONAL TAIWAN OCEAN UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 190 849,88

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 019 840,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 603663

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 April 2018

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 526 013,92

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 851,04

Coordinated by:

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Netherlands