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CFM (Creating new landscapes for flood risk management) is an action project that seeks to change perceptions of flooding and develop common principles for relevant decision-making. The objective is to promote new sustainable landscapes in planning that combine water issues with nature conservation, agriculture, building and recreation. The investment component, involving the construction of a retention basin, is intended as a pilot project to test theories, models and methods of publ [...]
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www.floodscape.net


 Floodscape (Creating New Landscapes for Flood Risk Management)

Lead Partner:
Environment Agency
Thames Barrier, Eastmoor Street, Charlton, London SE7 8LX
UK
Tel +44 208 305 4186 / 4807
Fax +44 208 305 4168

Contact:
Egon Walesch
Flood Defence and Water Resources Manager, Thames Region
egon.walesch@environment-agency.gov.uk

Measure: 3.2

Start date: 2002/01/01
End date: 2006/12/31

ERDF Grant: € 4 397 965
Total eligible cost: € 8.8M


Partners involved:

UK - Environment Agency

NL - Dienst Landelijk Gebied

BE - Ministry of the Flemish Community, Waterways and Marine Affairs Administration

DE - Hessen Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Forest

DE - Federation for the Waste Water System and Flood Defence Baunatal -Schauenburg (Verband für Abwasserbeseitung und Hochwasserschutz Baunatal - Schauenburg)


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Summary
This is an action project that seeks to change perceptions of flooding and develop common principles for relevant decision-making. The objective is to promote new sustainable landscapes in planning that combine water issues with nature conservation, agriculture, building and recreation. The investment component, involving the construction of a retention basin, is intended as a pilot project to test theories, models and methods of public communication and decision-making processes and their monitoring. Although the physical infrastructure will benefit one partner, a transnational benefit is sought for the whole partnership through the transfer of experience and testing of techniques throughout the construction and evaluation phases. Involving six project partners from four Member States, this project consolidates a transnational approach to sustainable flood-risk management. It seeks to tackle traditional territorial planning approaches and puts forward alternative ways of tackling flooding that maintain ‘normal’ land uses by managing ‘risk’ more effectively.

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