Monitoring, Forecasting and Best Practices for FLOOD Mitigation & Prevention in the CADSES Region
Funding EU programme: InterReg III B – CADSES
Period: March 2006-April 2008 (26 months)
Partners: Leader, NTUA, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Prefecture of Chania, Department of Civil Protection, Greece; Technical University of Crete, Department of Environmental Engineering (TUC), Greece; Water Research Institute (IRSA-CNR), Italy; IRPI-CNR, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, National Research Council, Italy; Umbria Region, Department of Territorial Politics and Infrastructures (RU), Italy; Institute of Meteorology and Water Management Wroclaw Branch (IMGW Owr), Poland; VITUKY Environmental Protection and Water Resources Research Institute, Hungary; UFZ, Helmholtz – Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH, Germany; Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMU), Slovak Republic; UACEG, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Bulgaria; National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (INHGA), Romania; Institute for the development of water resources “Jaroslav Cerni” (JCERNI), Serbia-Montenegro.
Description: FLOODMED brought 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 are developed 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, are also examined in relation to flood prevention and low impact development.