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Flood Awareness and Prevention Policy in border areas Results of a European network June 2007.

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1 Flood Awareness and Prevention Policy in border areas Results of a European network June 2007

2 European network of flood managers 35 partners 12 river basins 15 border areas

3 Collecting good practices Database with over 50 flood management examples

4 Exchange activities 15 study visits 5 expert meetings 5 conferences

5 Final products Recommendations for improved integrated river basin management Joint approach to cross border cooperation Good practice examples of FLAPP partners Sub-products FLAPP component working groups Recommendations for improved integrated river basin management

6 FLAPP message Integrated river basin management is generally accepted as leading policy principle in Europe However, implementation in practice can be improved, especially across borders FLAPP shows what potential benefits are of better cross border cooperation in river basins based on practical examples FLAPP also made recommendations for different levels of government on how to improve integrated river basin management CHALLENGES IN DAILY PRACTICE CHALLENGES IN DAILY PRACTICE POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES POLITICAL AGREEMENT POLITICAL AGREEMENT PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

7 Some sub-products: Public awareness tools Results: – Generic brochure, leaflet, sign and website – Pilot in Scheldt basin (NL/BE) – Pilot in Evros basin (GR)

8 More sub-products: Research reports Report on flood policies in Europe Report on flood information systems Results flood map workshop Report on cross-border flood maps Report on sustainable flood management

9 Letters to EU parliament with statements on flood directive 1.More attention for cross border cooperation in transboundary catchments: –Communication and coordination is a good start –But not enough to achieve the directive goals –Joint plans and measures are required too 2.Stronger focus on principle of sustainability with respect to flood management: –Shift from flood defence to resilience strategy is needed –Attention for values and benefits of wetlands and floodplains –Not yet common policy / practice everywhere in Europe –Authorities may benefit from a guidance document

10 End products Project book with results Recommendations flyer

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