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A Large-Scale Systems Approach to Flood Risk Assessment and Management

Objective

Flood risk systems are characterised by physical and socio-economic processes acting at different space-time scales, by non-stationary and non-linear behaviour, and by a significant degree of interdependence between processes. This may lead to surprising developments and unanticipated side effects of risk reduction measures. A novel systems approach is needed that captures this dynamics and accounts for the interactions of the system components. We propose the ETN SYSTEM-RISK which aims at developing this systems approach for large spatial scales, from large river basins to the European scale. The research concept of SYSTEM-RISK builds upon the entire risk chain, from the source of hazard to consequences, and analyses the interactions and temporal dynamics in flood risk systems. In this way, the linear risk chain is replaced by a more realistic approach with interdependent links. SYSTEM-RISK exposes early-stage researchers (ESR) to all knowledge domains along the risk chain, and gives them, at the same time, the opportunity to build specific research profiles. The interdisciplinary setting and the focus on interactions and spatio-temporal dynamics of risk system will expand the mental models and lead to a new generation of creative scientists, able to transfer their systems perspective from flood risk systems to other fields. We bring together internationally leading groups in flood research with institutions from the non-academic main sectors exploiting flood research – consultancy, insurance industry and governmental sector. Close interaction will support the ESRs in developing trans-disciplinary skills with an understanding of both fundamental science and application. SYSTEM-RISK will deliver a suite of methods and tools for assessing and managing flood risk across large regions. This will be of highest importance for the EU Flood Directive and Strategy on Adaptation for Climate Change due to the EU’s key role in dealing with risks transcending national borders.

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
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€ 862 081,34
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (9)

FUTUREWATER BV
Netherlands
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€ 255 374,28
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Costerweg 1g
6702 AA Wageningen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Zuidwest-Gelderland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
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€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
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€ 511 868,16
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Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
GECOSISTEMA SRL
Italy
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€ 258 061,32
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Piazza Malatesta 21
47900 Rimini Rn

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Rimini
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
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€ 510 748,56
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
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€ 0,00
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
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€ 546 575,76
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The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London

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London Outer London — West and North West Barnet
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€ 0,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT

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Germany
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€ 134 784,58
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
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Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Dessau-Roßlau, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
HR WALLINGFORD LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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Howbery Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
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Other
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Partners (8)

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Risk Management Solutions Limited
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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Monument Street 30
EC3R 8NB London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
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Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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AUTORITA DI BACINO DEL FIUME PO
Italy
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€ 0,00
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Strada Garibaldi 75
43121 Parma

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Guy Carpenter
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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1 Tower Place West
EC3R 5BU London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ADELPHI CONSULT GMBH
Germany
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€ 0,00
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Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Deutsche Rückversicherung Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
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€ 0,00
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Hansaallee 177
40549 Düsseldorf

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Landamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Seeburger Chaussee 2
14476 Potsdam

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Other
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
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Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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