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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676027

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 884 131,08

  • EU contribution

    € 3 884 131,08

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

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

Address

Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 862 081,34

Participants (9)

FUTUREWATER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

GECOSISTEMA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 784,58

HR WALLINGFORD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

Partners (8)

Risk Management Solutions Limited

United Kingdom

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

AUTORITA' DI BACINO DEL FIUME PO

Italy

Guy Carpenter

United Kingdom

adelphi consult GmbH (adelphi)

Germany

Deutsche Rückversicherung AG (DRAG)

Germany

Landamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz

Germany

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676027

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 884 131,08

  • EU contribution

    € 3 884 131,08

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany