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Towards natural flood reduction strategies

Towards natural flood reduction strategies

Objective

The long-term objective of EcoFlood is to stimulate creation of floodplains that both protect the environment against floods and provide opportunities for restoration and development of highly valuable ecosystems. This requires an integrated vision. However, there is a knowledge gap between research fields, and scientific output is not appropriate for stakeholders. EcoFlood contributes to the long-term objective by elaborating a manual, being the main deliverable of a scientific conference, a stakeholder workshop and a think tank meeting.

It will consist of:
1) Scientific knowledge on wet and terrestrial floodplain ecosystems (hydrology, geochemistry, ecology and socio-economy);
2) Practical problems that obstruct stakeholders in creating natural flood defences;
3) Identify scientific gaps and insecurities.

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Coordinator

GRONTMIJ NV

Address

De Molen 48
3994 Db Houten

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Jan RIEMERSMA (Mr)

Participants (6)

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INSTITUTE FOR INLAND WATER MANAGEMENT AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT

Netherlands

INSTITUTE FOR LAND RECLAMATION AND GRASSLAND FARMING

Poland

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Denmark

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE

United Kingdom

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM (WL/DELFT HYDRAULICS)

Netherlands

WARSAW AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2002-80017

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 July 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 350 014

  • EU contribution

    € 349 914

Coordinated by:

GRONTMIJ NV

Netherlands