Task D- Presentation of the Technical Results

Task D- Presentation of the Technical Results

 

A. Action D.1 – Kick-Off Meeting

  • Description: The organisation of a kick-off meeting for the EUSBSR 14.3 Project in Hamburg and Stockholm.
  • Purpose: The purpose of the Kick-Off Meeting was to allow all of the partners to meet with one another prior to commencing Task activities. The secondary purpose was for the Lead Partner to provide guidance and clarification regarding project administration, reporting and communication.
  • Evaluation of the deliverable: The meetings were extremely productive and provided a good foundation from which to commence project and Task D activities. The kick-off meetings also helped to facilitate and promote good team working by the task members.
  • Value-added: None. However, this deliverable was of key importance for developing a functioning partnership and collaborative working for successful delivery of other deliverables.
  • Dissemination: N/A

B. Action D.2 – Task D Kick-Off Workshop and State of the Art Study on Flooding and Flood Prevention in the BSR and Kick-Off Meeting  

  • Description: The organisation of a Kick-Off Meeting for Task D in Tallinn, Estonia and the production of a State of the Art Study on Flooding and Flood Prevention in the BSR.
  • Purpose: The purpose of the Kick-Off Meeting for Task D was to allow all of the partners to meet with one another and to begin discussions about flooding issues and to discuss and agree a final road map for Task D and the State of the Art Study. Another key purpose of the workshop was for Task D partners to develop a data collection questionnaire for the State of the Art Study. The primary purpose of the State of the Art Study was to identify, collect and summarise examples of good practice in flood prevention within the BSR. The secondary purpose of the State of the Art Study was to publicise and promote the key conclusions and recommendations of Task D.
  • Evaluation of the deliverable: The Kick-Off meeting was extremely productive and provided a good foundation from which to commence Task D activities. It also helped to facilitate and promote good team working by the task members. The Study is more comprehensive than initially anticipated. It includes a significant amount of information and explores numerous issues related to flooding and flood prevention.
  • Value-added: Yes. The document includes detailed information gathered from 6 BSR countries, but refers to literature from a wider number of EU Member States which further enhances its European added-value.
  • Dissemination: Publicly available via the CBSS website. Where possible, Task D partners will also upload the final copy of the State of the Art Study onto their organisations’ websites. The CBSS are also printing paper copies of the Task D State of the Art Study.

C. Actions D.3 and D.4 – Organisation and delivery of Workshops 1 and 2

  • Description: The organisation of Workshops 1 and 2 in Riga, Latvia on 21st and 22nd November 2012.
  • Purpose: To provide a forum to present, discuss and debate examples of good practice related to the topics of “Land use and legal aspects of flood prevention” and “Methodologies for dealing with Ice-Jams”.
  • Evaluation of the deliverable: The workshops were extremely productive and provided a good forum for partners and external experts to discuss issues of importance within BSR countries.
  • Value-added: Yes. Both workshops were attended by representatives from numerous countries and organisations with a professional interest in flooding and flood prevention. The technical reports produced for the project provide excellent European added-value as they provide information to flood practitioners across the EU about the good practice examples that were presented and discussed.
  • Dissemination: The technical reports will be uploaded onto the CBSS website and, where possible, the websites of the Task D partners.

D. Actions D.5 and D.6 – Organisation and delivery of Workshops 3 and 4 (on-going)

  • Description: The organisation of Workshops 3 and 4 in Warsaw, Poland on 9th and 10th April 2013.
  • Purpose: To provide a forum to present, discuss and debate examples of good practice related to the topic of “Use of Simulation in Flood Prevention” (WK3) and to provide a forum for partners to discuss, debate and agree the final conclusions and recommendations for Task D (WK4).
  • Evaluation of the deliverable: The workshops were extremely productive and provided a good forum for partners and external experts to discuss issues of importance within BSR countries. The partners successfully agreed a number of key conclusions and recommendations for Task D during Workshop 4. These conclusions and recommendations are publicly presented within the final chapter of the State of the Art Study.
  • Value-added: Yes. Both workshops were attended by representatives from numerous countries and organisations with a professional interest in flooding and flood prevention. The technical reports produced for the project provide excellent European added-value as they provide information to flood practitioners across the EU about the good practice examples that were presented and discussed.
  • Dissemination: The technical reports will be uploaded onto the CBSS website and, where possible, the websites of the Task D partners.