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    FLOODsite: Integrated flood risk analysis and management
  • FLOODsite: Integrated flood risk analysis and management
  • FLOODsite: Integrated flood risk analysis and management
  • FLOODsite: Integrated flood risk analysis and management
  • FLOODsite: Integrated flood risk analysis and management

FLOODsite: Integrated flood risk analysis and management

The five-year FLOODsite project was the largest ever European Commission (EC) project on floods, involving a team of over 200 researchers from 37 institutions in 13 countries. HR Wallingford was responsible for co-ordinating and managing the overall project, as well as contributing to (and sometimes leading) several of the scientific research tasks.

The results of the FLOODsite research project are a valuable resource for all involved with flood risk management and are supporting actions required by the European Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks.

Developing our understanding of flood risk

FLOODsite was an interdisciplinary project, integrating expertise from across physical, environmental and social sciences, as well as spatial planning and management. The project had over 30 research tasks in seven Themes including pilot applications in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

At the end of the project, the results were made public, including over 140 reports on the project website, www.floodsite.net. In all, the project team produced over 600 publications in the form of journal and conference papers, contributions to books and project reports.

The main research advances that resulted from the FLOODsite project broadly fall into three categories:

Research contribution

Key areas where HR Wallingford researchers provided a significant contribution to the scientific content of the project included:

Sharing research outcomes

Due to the scale of this project, the project co-ordination and communication and dissemination activities were of particular importance and the approaches adopted by HR Wallingford proved highly effective. This included:

FLOODsite was an Integrated Project supported by the European Commission Sixth Framework Programme within the Action on Natural Disasters in the Priority Thematic Area Sustainable Development, Global Change and Eco-systems. Contract GOCE-CT-2004-505420. Neither the European Community nor any member of the FLOODsite Consortium is liable for any use of the research information.

The results of the FLOODsite research project are a valuable resource for all involved with flood risk management

The results of the FLOODsite research project are a valuable resource for all involved with flood risk management

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