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Reference no: GOCE-CT-2004-505420
Period: March 2004 till February 2009
Thesaurus terms: Basins; Estuaries; Management; Prevention; Prevention; Prevention; Risk assessment; Risk assessment; Risk assessment; Rivers
Geographical term: Europe [Marine Regions]
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- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Laboratory of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Works, more, partner
- HR Wallingford Ltd, more, co-ordinator
- WL | Delft Hydraulics, more, partner
- Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig; Leichtweiss-Institut für Wasserbau (LWI), more, partner
- Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, more, partner
- Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, more, partner
- GEO Group a.s., more, partner
- H-EURAqua Water-Environmental Consulting Engineering, Organizing, Developing and Trading Ltd. Hungary, more, partner
- Grenoble Insitute of Technology, more, partner
- European Commission Joint Research Center; Institute for Environment and Sustainability, more, partner
- Middlesex University, more, partner
- University of Potsdam, more, partner
- Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), more, partner
- Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), more, partner
- University of Padova; Department of Land Use and Agro-forestry Systems, more, partner
- University of Twente, more, partner
- Wageningen University and Research Centre; University of Wageningen, more, partner
- Lund University, more, partner
- Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (CAU), more, partner
- Water Resources Research Centre Plc.VITUKI, more, partner
- UNESCO; Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), more, partner
- Roma Tre University, more, partner
- SOGREAH - Division Laboratoire Hydraulique de France (LHF), more, partner
- Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), more, partner
- Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute of Hydroengineering (IBW PAN), more, partner
- Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), more, partner
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), more, partner
- University of Plymouth (UOP), more, partner
- Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia, more, partner
- Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), more, partner
- INFRAM (INFRAM), more, partner
- University of Bologna (UNIBO), more, partner
- Czech Technical University in Prague, more, partner
- Czech Technical University in Prague; Faculty of Civil Engineering, more, partner
- The group of Applied Research on Hydrometeorology, more, partner
- Dresden University of Technology (TUD), more, partner
- Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), more, partner
|Floods from rivers, estuaries and the sea threaten many millions of people in Europe. Flooding is the most widely distributed of all natural hazards across Europe, causing distress and damage wherever it happens. Previous research has improved understanding of individual factors but many complex interactions need to be addressed for flood mitigation in practice. Thus the first round of the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission (2002-2006) includes an “Integrated Project” on flood risk management, called FLOODsite. To achieve the goal of integrated flood risk management, FLOODsite brings together managers, researchers and practitioners from a range of government, commercial and research organisations, all devoted to various, but complementary, aspects of flood risk management. The FLOODsite project covers the physical, environmental, ecological and socio-economic aspects of floods from rivers, estuaries and the sea. The project is arranged into seven themes covering:
1. Risk analysis – hazard sources, pathways and vulnerability of receptors.
2. Risk management – pre-flood measures and flood emergency management.
3. Technological integration – decision support and uncertainty.
4. Pilot applications – for river, estuary and coastal sites.
5. Training and knowledge uptake – guidance for professionals, public information and educational material.
6. Networking, review and assessment.
7. Co-ordination and management.
Within these themes there are over 30 project tasks including the pilot applications in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.
FLOODsite will deliver:
An integrated, European, methodology for flood risk analysis and management.
Consistency of approach to the causes, control and impacts of flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea.
Techniques and knowledge to support integrated flood risk management:
Sustainable “pre-flood” measures (spatial planning, flood defence infrastructure and measures to reduce vulnerability).
Flood event management (early warning, evacuation and emergency response).
Post-event activities (review and regeneration).
Dissemination of this knowledge.
Networking and integration with other EC national and international research.
FLOODsite is the largest ever EC research project on floods, and is scheduled to take 5 years. It brings together scientists from many disciplines along with public and private sector involvement. The project consortium includes 36 institutions from 13 Countries of the EU.
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- Marchand, M.; Crosato, A.; Klijn, F. (2006). Flood risk analysis for the river Scheldt estuary. Floodsite Consortium: [s.l.]. IV, 21 pp., more