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    Implementation of the EU FRD in 4 points

EU Flood Risk Directive

The EU Flood Risk Directive (FRD) 2007/60/EC developed by the European Commission and entered into force on 26 November 2007 and to be actively implemented before 22 December 2021.

Successful implementation of the EU FRD and other EU water related directives (e.g. EU WFD) needs:

  • integration and partnership of stakeholders, researchers and civil society,
  • closing the gap between science and practice when it comes to the harmonisation of methods and data as well as communication of scientific results to decision makers and stakeholders,
  • raising the awareness and building the capacity of relevant sectors,
  • preparing the next generation of water engineers to face the challenges of the implementing such directives

 

Initial surveys and studies were undertaken to understand what the current skills and resource levels are to deliver the requirements of the Flood Risk Management (www.defra.gov.uk, July 2010).

The outputs of this work are recommended to be used in the development of skills and capacity building of stakeholders involved in flood risk management.

This project will contribute to these three recommendations which are:

  • Developing knowledge and skills for existing staff involved in flood risk management.
  • Building capacity through provision of educational courses for the next generation of engineers (university civil engineering undergraduates).
  • Providing information and tools primarily to support authorities and other stakeholders to collaborate and develop together in collaborative environment new know-how.

 

Download of DIRECTIVE 2007-60-EC as PDF

 

These principals of this directive are mainly meant to bring European countries together to face flood disasters because Flood Risk Management is a cross‐boundary activity.

If the problem is cross‐boundary the solution and implementers cannot be different.

Therefore, this project provides training & education activities and tools that should also be implemented at an EU level.

In addition:

  • Floods need multidisciplinary teams that sometimes are not available in one country.
  • Countries & professionals should learn from the best practices of other countries & avoid similar mistakes.

 

 

To learn about EU Flood Risk Directive, students should be aware of EU floods and work together with professionals from EU organisations.

EU international collaboration in these flood training/education activities has the following benefits:

  • Bring EU experts together to cover interdisciplinary flood topics & develop learning system (such SeCom2.0). This will develop new know‐how in both ICT and Hydrology.
  • The developed learning system is valuable not only for the involved countries but for all EU member stated because it is demonstrating the EU Flood Risk Directive (FRD) 2007/60/EC which all member stated are obliged to implement before 22 December 2021.
  • Bring EU universities, private sectors, associations, etc. together in order to develop learning materials & reach learners from universities and water professional organisations.
  • EU collaboration in developing materials & later in collaborative learning will be a great mechanism for knowledge transfer among EU countries and sharing knowledge even beyond the EC.

 

Initial surveys and studies were undertaken to understand what the current skills and resource levels are to deliver the requirements of the Flood Risk Management (www.defra.gov.uk, July 2010). The outputs of this work are recommended to be used in the development of skills and capacity building of stakeholders involved in flood risk management. This project will contribute to these three recommendations which are:

  • Developing knowledge and skills for existing staff involved in flood risk management.
  • Building capacity through provision of educational courses for the next generation of engineers (university civil engineering undergraduates).
  • Providing information and tools primarily to support authorities and other stakeholders to collaborate and develop together in collaborative environment new know-how.

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/flood_risk/index.htm