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Coordination de la Recherche sur la gestion des inondations financie dans l'Union Europene (Coordination of research financed in the European Union on Flood risk management)'

Coordination de la Recherche sur la gestion des inondations financie dans l'Union Europene (Coordination of research financed in the European Union on Flood risk management)'

Objective

The management of flood risk is a critical component of public safety and quality of life. Historically, EU Member and Associated States have promoted their own research to improve the understanding and management of flood risks with no formal coordination between national programmes. The CRUE ERA-NET will introduce, for the first time, structure within this area of European research through an inter-comparison of the process of research programme formulation, implementation and management. This will lead to the consolidation and promotion of best practice and the identification of gaps and opportunities for international collaboration on future programme content. CRUE will also address the pressing need to improve the dissemination of existing research results to derive public benefit from past investment in the generation of knowledge and understanding. An early action in the CRUE is to encourage participation in the Network from other Member States which commission research on flood risk management. The topic area for this structuring activity lies within the Global Change and Ecosystems priority area of FP6 and covers one facet of achieving Sustainable Development. Structuring the European research on this topic should facilitate technologies and strategies for sustainable flood mitigation and defence, recognising the complex interaction between natural bio-physical systems and socio-economic systems, to support spatial and policy planning in the context of global change and societal advance. The vision for the CRUE ERA-NET action on flooding is to develop strategic integration of research at the national funding and policy development levels within Europe to provide knowledge and understanding for the sustainable management of flooding risks at the river basin and coastal process cell scale.
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Coordinator

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Address

Flood Management, 2d Ergon House, Horseferry Road
London

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

John Richard Goudie (Mr)

Participants (16)

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BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUR TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER LAND- UND FORSTWIRTSCHAFT, UMWELT UND WASSERWIRTSCHAFT (FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER MANAGEMENT)

Austria

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT, RIJKSWATERSTAAT WATERDIENST

Netherlands

VÍZÜGYI ÉS KÖRNYEZETVÉDELMI KOZPONTU IGAZGATOSAG (CENTRAL DIRECTORATE FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENT)

Hungary

MINISTÈRE DE L'ÉCOLOGIE, DE L'ENERGIE, DU DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DE LA MER

France

THE SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DIRECTORATE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE/INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND RESEARCH

Italy

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Spain

RESEARCH CENTRE OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENVIRONMENT - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

COMMISIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND

Ireland

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES

United Kingdom

WATERBOUWKUNDIG LABORATORIUM (FLANDERS HYDRAULICS RESEARCH)

Belgium

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT/NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515742

  • Start date

    1 November 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 008 673,43

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom