Date: October 2010

FloodProBE is a European research project with the objective of providing cost-effective solutions for flood risk reduction in urban areas. FloodProBE aims to develop technologies, methods and tools for flood risk assessment and for the practical adaptation of new and existing buildings, infrastructure and flood defences. This wil lead to a better understanding of vulnerability, flood resilience and defence performance.

This research supports implementation of the Floods Directive through the development of more effective flood risk management strategies. The work is being undertaken in close partnership with industry, and is utilising pilot sites across Europe, to help provide practical industry guidance and cost effective construction solutions.

The objectives and principal aims are 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.

Better understanding and assessment methods of urban flood defence performance will help to develop suitable protection measures and to increase the cost-effectiveness of future investments. New construction technologies and concepts are developed and tested and the results are to be disseminated to support implementation of the EU Flood Directive.

FloodProBE is a research project supported by the European Commission addressing "Technologies for Improved Safety of the Built Environment in Relation to Flood Events". The project addresses research topics under the Framework Seven programme ENV.2009. FloodProBE started in November 2009 and runs for a period of 4 years.

The following members participate in this program: Deltares, HR Wallingford, Cemagref, Sintef, EIVP/LGUEH, Regional Environmental Center, Oxford Brookes University, Dura Vermeer, Accionia, Samui Design &Management Ltd, Mostostal Warszawa SA, Laboratoire Central de Ponts et Chaussees (LCPC), DeltaSync,  Solintel M&P SL 

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