Task D – Floods prevention in a macro-regional context
Developed reference scenarios for floods
Promotion of more rapid response
Promotion of development of more innovative methods and procedures
Dissemination of experience and best practices of prevention methods
Encouragement of the adoption of a common approach to flood management operations
The subject and concern of Task D is prevention of floods. Project partners share the understanding that when one wants to address the issue of macro-regional prevention, their attention needs to be paid to how to enable a more rapid response. Identification of gaps in currently existing common mechanisms is one of the first steps to take in this process, together with developing reference scenarios for floods using risk assessment information. Not less important, however, is the possibility to share the know-how that has already been individually established by partners. Therefore Task D organizes workshops and meetings in order to enable such exchange of experiences and best practices of prevention methods. Information dissemination largely contributes to another important aim of the Task D: to promote development of innovative methods and procedures for prevention practices. Having set such objectives, the Task D team compares different flooding plans, legal aspects, ice jam prevention methods, simulation methods, reference scenarios with a kind of “check list” of typical problems. These all above mentioned items vary across the countries in the Baltic Sea Region, therefore such a comparison will be the first and most important step to find a common ground in coordinating them. This common ground is a necessary prerequisite for building a common approach to prevention actions, which in turn is necessary in order to facilitate the rapidness and functionality of flood management operations in the event of cross-border or large scale disasters.
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