The ‘Innovative tools for Improving Flood Risk Reduction Strategies’ (FLORIS) project financed the study of innovative approaches for the development of a decision support tool for benchmarking in disaster reduction and flood risk management. The study focused on making critical infrastructure more efficient during and after hazardous events and included hydraulic modelling and vulnerability and damage analysis.
The project aimed to improve cooperation between flood risk management partners, and fostered collaboration to produce sustainable solutions to risks and problems. This was achieved first by improving partners’ awareness of flood consequences by clearly defining event scenarios, including the effects of frequent floods (not considered in EU Directives). Secondly, the project supplied a procedure to identify the direct and disruptive impacts of flooding (e.g. alternative routes, both for people who need to reach strategic buildings, and for rescuers who need to assist the population despite disrupted routes and isolated personnel).
The project’s main output was a suite of tools, embedded in a cascade procedure, able to support various actors (civil protection authorities, municipalities, administrations, professionals, etc.) to develop planning and design measures to improve flood risk management actions under variable risk scenarios.
- EU Contribution
- EUR 37 073.09