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Based on the belief that problems are best solved by attempting to correct or eliminate root causes, as opposed to merely addressing the immediately obvious symptoms, the PEARL project aims at developing adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities focusing on extreme hydro-meteorological events, with a multidisciplinary approach integrating social, environmental and technical research and innovation. Implemented since January 2014 through a multi-disciplinary Consortium of 22 international partners, the PEARL will consider all fundamentals in the risk governance cycle, focusing on the enhancement of forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities and the building of resilience and reduction of risk through learning from experience and the avoidance of past mistakes.

European Commission FP7


RISC-KIT (2013-2017) is an EU FP7 Collaborative project. RISC-KIT will develop methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone. These products will enhance forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities, improve the assessment of long-term coastal risk and optimise the mix of prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures.
European Commission FP7


ASTARTE Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe, is organized to foster tsunami resilience in Europe, through innovative research on scientific problems critical to enhance forecast skills in terms of sources, propagation and impact. ASTARTE will employ lessons on coastal resilience learned from disaster surveys following tsunamis and hurricane surges. Within ASTARTE, we will acquire new information to complete the existing European knowledge base, and we will benefit from a stronger integration than ever attempted previously in the field. This will involve close cooperation with coastal populations, civil protection, emergency management and other local organizations.  

European Commission FP7


River flood risks in urban areas across Europe will increase tremendously in the coming decades. STAR-FLOOD (2012-2016) aims to design policies to better deal with these risks. STAR-FLOOD stands for: “STrengthening And Redesigning European FLOOD risk practices: Towards appropriate and resilient flood risk governance arrangements”. The results of the project will be highly relevant for policies and law at the European, national and regional level and for the development of public-private partnerships.

European Commission FP7


Links to other EU projects - European Research on Natural Hazards

Thank you to the MATRIX project for this link

European Commission FP7



"New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe"

The main objective of MATRIX is to develop methods and tools to tackle multiple natural hazards within a common framework.

This will allow future analysts to optimise the risk assessment process, will contribute to rationalising data management for hazards and vulnerability reduction, and will support cost-effective decisions on structural and non-structural mitigation/adaptation measures following a multi-hazard perspective.

European Commission FP7



The PREPARED project will confirm and demonstrate the technological preparedness of water supply and sanitation systems of ten cities in Europe to adapt to the expected impacts of climate change. PREPARED will show that the water supply and sanitation systems of cities and their catchments can adapt and be resilient to the challenges of climate change; and that the technological, managerial and policy adaptation of these PREPARED cities can be cost effective, carbon efficient and exportable to other urban areas within Europe and the rest of the world.

The PREPARED project will deal with early warning systems, as well as short- and long-term response strategies for urban areas. The technological and managerial response opportunities in the project are intended to be developed in the context of environmental, social and economic perspectives.

European Commission FP7



"Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean"

The WASSERMed project analyses, in a multi-disciplinary way, ongoing and future climate induced changes in hydrological budgets and extremes in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East under the frame of threats to national and human security. including the assessment of changes in mean flows, frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation (intensity and duration), surface run-off, stream flows ground water balance, as well as social and economic factors.

European Commission FP7



Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies An Integrated Project supported by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme, within the Action on "Natural Disasters" in the Priorty Thematic Area "Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems".

European Commission FP6



FloodProBE is a European research project with the objective of providing cost-effective solutions for flood risk reduction in urban areas.
FloodProBE aims to develop technologies, methods and tools for flood risk assessment and for the practical adaptation of new and
existing buildings, infrastructure and flood defences leading to a better understanding of vulnerability, flood resilience and defence
performance. This research supports implementation of the Floods Directive through the development of more effective flood risk
management strategies. The work is being undertaken in close partnership with industry, and is
utilising pilot sites across Europe, to help provide practical industry
guidance and cost effective construction solutions.

European Commission FP7



TRansitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow (TRUST) at a glance: Over the course of four years and driven by the need of transformation and the wish to protect natural resources, 30 partners in eleven different countries will research innovations and tools to create a more sustainable, low-carbon water future. The results will be implemented and tested in nine participating different pilot cities or regions, grouped in green cities, water scarcity regions and urban/peri-urban metropolitan areas. As a result there will be a course of action for more sustainable and green urban water cycle systems. TRUST is an integrated project, funded by the European Commission.

Water and the City blog


European Commission FP7



The aim or ultimate objective of IMPRINTS is to contribute to the reduction of loss of life and economic damage through the improvement of the preparedness and the operational risk management of flash flood and debris flow (from now on FF & DF) generating events, as well as contributing to sustainable development through reducing damages to the environment. To achieve this ultimate objective, the project is oriented to produce methods and tools to be used by practitioners of the emergency agencies and utility companies responsible for the management of FF & DF risks and associated effects. Impacts of future changes, including climatic, land use and socioeconomic changes will be also analysed, in order to provide guidelines for mitigation and adaptation measures.

European Commission FP7



THESEUS (Innvoative technologies for safter European costs in a changing climate) is the largets Integrated Project withing coastal risk assessment and mitigation funded by the European Commission (6,530,000 €) and consists of 31 partner institutes.  The porject will develop during the four years from 2009-2013 a systematic approach to deliver both a low-risk coast for human use and healthy coastal habitats for evolving coastal zones subjected to multiple factors.

FP7 ENV2009 Large Integrated Project




Science-Policy Interfacing in Water Management

The SPI-Water cluster consists of three EC FP7 projects dealing with Science-Policy Interfacing in Water management: STREAM, WaterDiss2.0 and STEP-WISE.

These project have as main objective the dissemination and uptake of FP environmental research results with tangible impact on economic growth and social welfare.

European Commission FP7


Community Resilience to Extreme Weather

CREW Final Report_Jan 2013

EPSRC, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)



Flood Risk Management Research Consortium:  the academic members of the Consortium currently comprise 16 Universities;  in addition, a number of key collaborators (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), Meteorological Office, Halcrow, CIRIA, HR Wallingford and UKWIR) are either heavily committed or form part of the Consortium.

Finally, many consultants and associated parties are involved in assisting with either near-market research collaborations or giving professional advice.; The Consortium has also evolved a strategy of major international collaboration for the second phase and already has formal links with China and several other countries pursuing similar research.

The principal sponsor is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the Environment Agency (EA), the Northern Ireland Rivers Agency (DARDNI), the United Kingdom Water Industry Research (UKWIR) Organisation, the Scottish Government (via SNIFFER), the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) through the auspices of the Defra/EA and, uniquely, the Office of Public Works (OPW) in the Republic of Ireland.



INTERREG III was designed to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union (EU) by promoting cross-border (strand A), trans-national (strand B) and interregional (strand C) co-operation.

With INTERREG IIIC, interregional co-operation was promoted between regional and other public authorities across the entire EU territory and neighbouring countries. It allowed regions without joint borders to work together in common projects and develop networks of co-operation.

The INTERREG IIIC programme was one of the three strands of the European Community Initiative INTERREG III.



Assessing and predicting effects on water quantity and quality caused by global change in Iberian rivers.

Gobierno de Espana / Ministero de Ciencia e Innovation



An Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector. The STREAM programme is delivered by five universities, coordinated by Cranfield University and including Imperial College London and the universities of Sheffield, Newcastle, and Exeter. It provides opportunities for industry to sponsor research projects and allows talented researchers to develop their skills and careers within an industrial environment and obtain an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.