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.
After successful Kick-off meeeting in the beginning of September and setting standards between partners regarding project responsibilities formally in the Consortium Agreement, we established the organisational structure of the consortium
During 5-7th September 2023 the FLOPRES team organised the Kick-off meeting of all project partners after the successful project start on the 1st September. This meeting took place in Prešov and we had really fruitful time together:
On 26th June 2023, our company ESPRIT Ltd. signed the contract for the FLOPRES project with the European Agency CINEA, as a delegate of the European Commission.