Task D – Floods prevention in a macro-regional context

 

Deliverables:

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.

Further information about Task D:

Objectives, Deliverables and Partnership

General Summary of the Task Implementation Process

Evaluation of Task Management/Implementation Process

Activities

Presentation of the Technical Results

Evaluation of the Technical Results and Deliverables, and Follow-up