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Technologies for the cost-effective Flood Protection of the Built Environment

Technologies for the cost-effective Flood Protection of the Built Environment

Objective

The principal aim of FloodProBE is to provide cost-effective means for the flood protection and damage mitigation in urban areas. To this end, FloodProBE will develop, test and disseminate technologies, methods, concepts and tools for risk assessment and mitigation, focussing particularly on the adaptation of new and existing buildings (retrofitting) and on infrastructure networks. The three main elements addressed by FloodProBE are (a) the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and high-density value assets, being the main originators of direct and indirect flood damage, (b) the reliability of urban flood defences by improving understanding and assessment of failure processes that have proven to be critical in recent flood events and (c) construction technologies and concepts for flood-proofing buildings and infrastructure networks to increase the flood-resilience of the urban system as well as for retrofit and repair of flood defences in the most economic and cost beneficial manner. The afore-mentioned elements will be integrated into state-of-the-art flood risk management strategies and will be developed, tested and validated via pilot study sites. A wide range of stakeholders will be involved in the project from the outset through an Associate Partner programme and by an external Advisory Board. This involvement will provide guidance on the project programme to directly meet industry needs, whilst also facilitating international dissemination, supporting uptake and implementation of project deliverables. The primary impact of FloodProBE will be a significant increase in the cost-effectiveness (i.e. performance) of investments in newly developed and existing flood protection and flood resilience measures. This will be achieved by focusing the research on “risk hotspots”, i.e. weak links in flood defence system performance and vulnerable assets, that, if damaged, cause very large direct and indirect adverse consequences (e.g. infrastructure networks).
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Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES

Address

Boussinesqweg 1
2629 Hv Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 031 290

Administrative Contact

Derk Van Ree (Mr.)

Participants (14)

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HR WALLINGFORD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 662 112,50

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 258 793,25

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 343 485

ECOLE DES INGENIEURS DE LA VILLE DEPARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 565,25

Regionalni Environmentalni Centrum (REC), Ceska republica, o.p.s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 74 016

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 162 500

Dura Vermeer Groep NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 246 425,50

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 97 000

SAMUI DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 825,60

MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 55 400

DeltaSync BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 90 224,80

SOLINTEL M&P SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 79 640

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 102 169,25

METCENAS OPS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 59 280

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243401

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 636 982

  • EU contribution

    € 3 498 727,15

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

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