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This Dutch-led project with a total of 12 partners from France, Germany and the Netherlands, aims at reducing the opposition from local stakeholders to “room-for-river” measures against flooding. The project’s objective is to develop expertise for assistance of NWE decision-makers, engineers and local communities in joint planning and design of ‘room-for river’ packages, and to apply the method in the implementations of local measures and/or regulations e.g. dike relocation, [...]
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Website
www.freudeamfluss.eu


 Freude am Fluss

Lead Partner:
Catholic University Nijmegen (KUN)
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4, PO Box 9104, 6500 HE, Nijmegen
NL
Tel +31(0)243611581
Fax +31(0)243611798

Contact:
Prof.dr.ir. W.T. de Groot

w.degroot@maw.kun.nl

Measure: 3.2

Start date: 2002/07/01
End date: 2008/06/30

ERDF Grant: € 3 632 815
Total eligible cost: € 7,7 M€


Partners involved:

NL - Catholic University Nijmegen (KUN)

FR - Equipe Pluridisciplinaire Plan Loire Grandeur Nature & Université de Tours (EP Loire)

NL - Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Directorate-General of Public Works and Water Management, East Netherlands, Division (RWS Oost-Nederland)

DE - Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute WAR, Chair of Environmental and Spatial Planning

NL - Delphiro B.V.

NL - Erasmus University Rotterdam

NL - Habiforum

NL - Research and Marketing B.V. (RandM)

DE - Institut für Landschaftsökologie und Naturschutz Bühl (ILN)

DE - Region Starkenburg

NL - WL | Delft Hydraulics

NL - Directorate-General of Public Works and Water Management, Road and Hydraulic Engineering Division (DWW/RIZA)


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Summary
This Dutch-led project with a total of 12 partners from France, Germany and the Netherlands, aims at reducing the opposition from local stakeholders to “room-for-river” measures against flooding. The project’s objective is to develop expertise for assistance of NWE decision-makers, engineers and local communities in joint planning and design of ‘room-for river’ packages, and to apply the method in the implementations of local measures and/or regulations e.g. dike relocation, flood-proof urban development, nature rehabilitation. The project develops a transnational planning method that integrates room-for-river measures with the enhancement of local benefits and fosters mutual understanding between authorities and communities; for example, mixed teams of experts and local communities will be engaged in a series of focused communication activities. The project analyses those measures already implemented to develop a new joint planning approach which it will test in a selection of pilot areas. It also supports a well-known, effective approach to fight flooding but addresses an issue which has previously hindered its implementation: the opposition of the stakeholders. In this regard, the project adopts an innovative approach to spatial planning and can provide very useful solutions for flood management in NWE.

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