FP 7 project
Project start: October 2009
Project end: September 2013
METCENAS contact person:
RNDr. Zuzana BOUKALOVÁ
The principal aim of FloodProBE is to provide cost-effective means for flood risk reduction in urban areas. To this end, FloodProBE will develop technologies, methods, concepts and tools for assessment purposes and for the adaptation of new and existing buildings and infrastructure.
Project website: http://www.floodprobe.eu
The project FloodProBE has been officially finished on 30.9.2013. All project results can be found on the project webpage www.floodprobe.eu. Should you be interested in the cooperation on research related to the flood defence measures feel free to contact us.
FloodProBE was a research project supported by the European Commission addressing "Technologies for Improved Safety of the Built Environment in Relation to Flood Events". The project addressed research topics under the Framework Seven programme ENV.2009.3.1.5.1. FloodProBE started in November 2009 and runs for a period of 4 years.
The principal aim of FloodProBE was to provide cost-effective means for flood risk reduction in urban areas. To this end, FloodProBE developed technologies, methods, concepts and tools for assessment purposes and for the adaptation of new and existing buildings and infrastructure.
The objectives and principal aims were:
- To improve methods for assessing the vulnerability to flooding of the urban environment, especially by extending conventional methods with the ability to assess indirect impacts of damage to networks and assets with a high value density.
- To improve the understanding and assessment of urban flood defence performance in order to develop suitable protection measures and to increase the cost-effectiveness of future investments.
- To develop and test construction technologies and concepts to improve the performance of existing and new flood defences and for flood-proofing of the urban environment.
- To integrate the knowledge developed in the project on assessment of vulnerability of urban areas and flood defences as well as the newly developed construction technologies and concepts to support holistic flood risk management strategies.
- To contribute to guidance in flood risk assessment and flood management practice in the urban context and thereby support implementation of the EU Flood Directive.
Research activities have been structured according to the following work packages (WP):
- WP2 addressed issues related to the vulnerability understanding and assessment of the vulnerability of urban areas or systems.
- WP3 dealt with failure modes and the assessment and identification of weak spots in urban flood defences.
- WP4 investigated cost-effective construction technologies and concepts for improving the performance of existing and new flood defences and for increasing the flood resilience of urban systems and assets
- WP5 supported integration of the research and newly developed knowledge into existing decision support models or systems, the production of industry guidance and the interaction and integration of pilot site studies across Europe.
- The dissemination and stakeholder-involvement activities were addressed under WP6 whilst WP1 comprised all activities related to the management of the consortium.
Six different pilot sites / case studies across five countries have been established for collaborative work under FloodProBE. Each pilot site relates to specific aspects of the FloodProBE work programme; whilst each site may link to more than one work programme area, no one single site links to all.
The selected sites comprised:
Rotterdam Airport, Dordrecht, Humber Estuary, Trondheim, Orleans, Prague, Gloucestershire (case study)
Description of all sites can be found in FloodProBE sites - An Introduction document.