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Collaborative research on flood resilience in urban areas

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244047

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 144 169,67

  • EU contribution

    € 3 490 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

Objective

Collaborative research on flood resilience in urban areas (CORFU) is an interdisciplinary international project that will look at advanced and novel strategies and provide adequate measures for improved flood management in cities. The differences in urban flooding problems in Asia and in Europe range from levels of economic development, infrastructure age, social systems and decision making processes, to prevailing drainage methods, seasonality of rainfall patterns and climate change trends. Our vision is that this project will use these differences to create synergies that will bring new quality to flood management strategies globally. Through a 4-year collaborative research programme, the latest technological advances will be cross-fertilised with traditional and emerging approaches to living with floods. The overall aim of CORFU is to enable European and Asian institutions to learn from each other through joint investigation, development, implementation and dissemination of strategies that will enable more scientifically sound management of the consequences of urban flooding in the future. Flood impacts in urban areas – potential deaths, damage to infrastructure and health problems and consequent effects on individuals and on communities – and possible responses will be assessed by envisaging different scenarios of relevant drivers: urban development, socio-economic trends and climate changes. The cost-effectiveness of resilience measures and integrative and adaptable flood management plans for these scenarios will be quantified. CORFU is structured in six Work Packages. WP1 will look at drivers that impact on urban flooding. WP2 will enhance methodologies and tools for flood hazard assessment based on urban flood modelling. WP3 will improve, extend and integrate modern methods for flood impact assessment. WP4 will aim to assess and enhance existing flood risk management strategies. WP5 will disseminate the outputs. WP6 will co-ordinate the project.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Address

The Queen'S Drive Northcote House
Ex4 4qj Exeter

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 906 857

Administrative Contact

Enda Clarke (Dr.)

Participants (16)

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 577 745

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 308 280

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 359 160

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY

India

EU Contribution

€ 138 360

AREP Ville

France

EU Contribution

€ 88 680

INSTITUTE OF WATER MODELLING

Bangladesh

EU Contribution

€ 155 473

BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

China

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

CHINA ACADEMY OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN

China

EU Contribution

€ 59 160

BEIJING MUNICIPAL INSTITUTE OF CITY PLANNING AND DESIGN

China

EU Contribution

€ 59 160

CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 221 358

Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 390

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 150 960

Dura Vermeer Groep NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 99 330

HAMBURGISCHES WELTWIRTSCHAFTSINSTITUT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 160 087

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR URBAN WATER HYDROINFORMATICS RESEARCH & INNOVATION FOUNDATION

South Korea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244047

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 144 169,67

  • EU contribution

    € 3 490 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom