The results of a three year interaction in six cross-border river basins, working on sustainable flood risk assessment, mapping and management
Phase 1: Flood risk assessment (April 2010-April 2011)
The common objective of phase 1 were:
- the priorities of preliminary flood risk assessment
- relevant long term developments
- available strategies and measures, good practices and obstacles in the cross-border region
Phase 2: Flood risk mapping (October 2010-October 2011)
Only the clear understanding of flood risks permits water managers to decide on type and scale of appropriate action to avoid, mitigate, transfer, share, or accept the risks. Hazard and flood risk mapping plays a very important role in this process.
Phase 3: Flood risk management plans (April 2011-April 2012)
Based on the knowledge that is obtained in the first two phases, the member states need to develop objectives for the areas that are at risk. The objectives should refer to reducing potential adverse impacts of floods, for human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity.