FLOODMED: Monitoring, forecasting and best practices for FLOOD mitigation and prevention in the CADSES region (Leader)
- Duration2006 - 2008
- Budget Total / NTUA2.250.000 €/250.000€
- Scientific Responsible
EU / ERDF (75%) and national funds (25%)
FLOODMED will bring together scientists and public servants in developing a scalable system of operational tools to support integrated water and sustainable flood risk management. Transnational methodologies and models will be developped and implemented for flood estimation and forecasting, for both gauged and ungauged sites, leading up to the proposal of flood mitigation measures and real-time warning systems. The efficacy of different best management practices, structural and non-structural, will be examined in relation to flood prevention and low impact development. Upon project completion, local authorities will have at their disposal, and will be trained to use, a state of the art, viable, integrated system for flood estimation and mitigation, which will constitute a solid basis for decision making in the area of spatial planning. The results of the project will be disseminated in a wide range of stakeholders within the CADSES region, and a strong knowledge network will be built.
– Implementation of common methodologies and integrated strategies and actions for the prevention of flooding and the mitigation of their adverse impacts. Application in pilot study areas, exchange of experiences and development of appropriate tools for the CADSES regions’ local water managing and planning authorities.
– Promotion of sustainable flood risk management measures and best practices, linked with environmental protection, low impact development and sustainable land use planning, , looking for opportunities to deliver multiple benefits by increasing public awareness and by informing competent authorities about flood risk and how to adequately deal with it.
– Development of transnational co-operation in the field of flood protection, establishing a strong network, involving the public sector and research institutes, and converting scientific research into “user friendly” civil protection systems of monitoring and warning.