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INTEGRATED FLOOD RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES

INTEGRATED FLOOD RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES

Objective

The management of flood risk is a critical component of public safety and quality of life. The FLOODsiteIntegrated Project will produce improved understanding of specific flood processes and mechanisms and methodologies for flood risk analysis and management ranging from the high level management of risk at arider-basin, estuary and coastal process cell scale down to the detailed assessment in specific areas. It includes specific actions on the hazard of coastal extremes, coastal morph dynamics and flash flood forecasting, as wells understanding of social vulnerability and flood impacts, which are critical to improving the mitigation of flood risk from all causes. The project seeks to identify technologies and strategies for sustainable flood mitigation and defence, recognising the complex interaction between natural biophysical systems and socio-economic systems, to support spatial and policy planning in the context of global change and societal advance. Several pilot studies are included in FLOOD site. These will identify lessons from recent floods (e.g. Elbe, 2002), and test the proposed operational use of methods on integrated risk management and sustainable flood defence (the Thames and Schultz Estuaries and the Ebor coastal delta) or new technology for flash flood forecasting (in France and Italy). FLOOD site will also develop common language, guidance and tools for dissemination of the project results and professional training packages. FLOOD site will build upon the previous and current European and national research and practice in river and coastal flood processes and flood risk mitigation methods to promote consistency of approach. Several of the FLOOD site project partners are identified as contributors to proposals for the virtual centre on floods and droughts identified in Para 1.1.6.3.II of the work programme; this virtual centre will complement the activities of the FLOOD site project.

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Participants (36)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL.

Germany

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC

Belgium

ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES (ENPC)

France

GEO GROUP A.S.

Czechia

H-EURAQUA KFT

Hungary

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

INFRAM B.V.

Netherlands

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTA WODNEGO POLSKIE J AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

ISTITUTO DI SOCIOLOGIA INTERNAZIONALE DI GORIZIA

Italy

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OKOLOGISCHE RA UMENTWICKLUNG EV

Germany

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

STE GRE ETUDES APPLICAT HYDRAU INGEN SNC (SOGREAH INGENIERIE)

France

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

STICHTING IHE DELFT

Netherlands

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CAROLO-WILHELMINA ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Germany

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

VITUKI

Hungary

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505420

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    28 February 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 020 891

  • EU contribution

    € 9 680 000

Coordinated by:

HR WALLINGFORD LTD

United Kingdom