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FLOODsite Public Newsletter No 8 - March 2008  
Innovation & Outcomes

Progress with the Tisza Pilot (Part 1)

22 January 2008
At the end of the third project year most of the work on the Tisza Pilot was finished. Though the Tisza Pilot is focused around the flood risk management (FRM) of the Tisza River it is not one single research project but it rather deals with four aspects of the FRM. The work included studies on the fate of pollutants, analysis of meteorological conditions as the driving forces of run-off, possible river capacity improvements and applicability of vulnerability analysis on the Tisza (to be finished in 2008).

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Spotlight on socio-economic advances in FLOODsite (Part 1)

Flooded house

18 December 2007
At the end of 2007 nearly all the work of Subtheme 1.3 on Vulnerability will be finished or near completion – time to have a look at the main research findings and outcomes up to now on these socio-economic components of FLOODsite. In the first of two articles, Volker Meyer and Annett Steinfuehrer from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig and Sue Tapsell from the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University review one of the theme tasks.

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Spotlight on Integrated Strategies

Projections of land use in 2040 in the western part of the Netherlands with coastal expansion: ‘Fort Holland’ (right) Courtesy: MNP

29 November 2007
Flood risk management in view of sustainability requires policy making for generations beyond our own. This means we need to consider what ‘world’ we want to pass on to future generations. Quoting from Foresight (2004): “Decisions taken today will have a profound impact on the size of flood risks that future generations will need to manage. They will also strongly influence the options available for managing those risks”.

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Meeting Reports

FLOODsite at COP13, Bali, December 2007

18 March 2008
The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) was held between the 3rd and 15th December 2007 to seek a new international agreement to replace Kyoto, which expires in 2012. Dr Steven Wade of HR Wallingford represented FLOODsite at COP13 in an EU "side event" organised by DG Research.

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