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        

 


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