Special Session: First round of implementation of the EU Floods Directive

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Have Your Say to Improve Flood Risk Management in Europe

Chair: Mark Adamson (OPW)

Implementation of the EU Floods Directive:

The first cycle of implementation of the EU Floods Directive has now been completed, and the Member States are moving into the second cycle, to be completed in 2021. In this special session, some feedback on the views of the authorities for the Member States will be given on the successes and difficulties of the first cycle, and the challenges and opportunities of the second cycle, as captured at a workshop in Vienna in April 2016.

The preparation for the second cycle must however be informed by the new and emerging science, and we are looking for the input of scientists, researchers and practitioners to give their views on what can be done better and how, and what new technologies and research is available to inform the approach and implementation of the Directive by the Member States in the second cycle to refine and improve what has been achieved to date.

The output of this Session will be a report on the views and information provided at the Session, that will be issued to the Member States and the Commission, and be presented at the EU Working Group on Floods.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Broad-Scale Flood Risk Assessments: The Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment requires broad-scale, screening assessments of risks to a wide range of sectors from various sources of floodwaters, and the definition of what level of risk is deemed to be 'significant'
  • Detailed Risk Assessments: New methods and science are continually emerging that can be used to improve the Flood Hazard and Risk Modelling and Mapping required in the Areas of Potentially Significant Flood Risk
  • Flood Risk Management Measures and Strategies: New effective and efficient ways are always sought by responsible authorities for the management of flood risk, including in the areas of preparedness and resilience, demountable measures, asset management and natural flood risk management measures, that can be considered as part of the development of Flood Risk Management Plans
  • Cross-Cutting Issues: Various factors need to be considered across all aspects of the Floods Directive, including climate change adaptation, stakeholder engagement, assessing, communicating and providing for uncertainty and appropriate levels of detail.

Register Now for Your Place:

We would ask that you register now to book your place at this event and to have your chance to provide input to the implementation of effective flood risk management across Europe. To register, please complete email your interest to: mark.adamson@opw.ie

In your email, please identify your area of particular interest and background as below:

Area of Particular Interest:

  • Broad-Scale Flood Risk Assessments (PFRA)
  • Detailed Risk Assessments (Flood Maps)
  • Flood Risk Management Measures and Strategies (FRMPs)
  • Cross-Cutting Issues

Background:

  • Policy Makers
  • Practitioner
  • Academia / Research
  • Other (Please specify)

We look forward to seeing you in Lyon!


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  • Full paper submission closes

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