Slovak-Polish project for flash flood prevention
Changing hydro-meteorological conditions due to climate change, intensification of land and water use and lack of adaptation measures are among the contributors to water-related risks, such as landslides or flash floods. Although water management has been changing its approach over the past decade and new technologies to improve flood risk prevention have been introduced, recurring flood incidents demonstrate deficiencies in forecasting flood risks and threat locations. Authorities responsible for local water governance and members of the general public such as farmers and landowners lack the knowledge and capacity to address the challenges posed by the need for climate change adaptation.
FLOPRES project proposes an integrated solution to support flood modelling, forecasting, early warnings, integration and analysis of multimodal data both for authorities responsible for water and emergency management at all levels and private persons who might be impacted by the consequences of climate change-related hazardous events. Our intention is also to raise awareness of the public and various stakeholders on a nature-based solution to adapt to climate change and make local communities and authorities work together efficiently under the same objective.
The project will contribute to better informed and more nature-based friendly decision-making processes in water management and management of water risks and disasters, based on up-to-date information, increased knowledge and strengthened collaboration among stakeholders, experts and the public. As a result, the resilience of municipalities and their citizens to climate-change-related events will be strengthened and the risks stemming from climate change lessened.
Floods, a formidable natural disaster, come in various forms and can cause extensive damage. To effectively mitigate these disasters, understanding the different types of floods and their causes is crucial. This is where initiatives like the FLOPRES project play a...
In recent decades, the world has witnessed an alarming increase in extreme weather events, particularly flash floods. These sudden and intense flooding events are primarily driven by changes in hydro-meteorological patterns due to climate change. The catastrophic...
On 26th October 2023, the first meeting of Steering Commitee, the coordination and decision-making body of the consortium, was held – all partners had their representatives there and the main issues of the meeting were the following points: