EU Floods Directive
Executive Summary
Innovation & Outcomes
Management Structure
Project Team
Project Vision
Useful links
Work Programme & Pilot Studies
Update my details  
Password Retrieval  
Innovation & Outcomes
News & Publications
Newsletters and Publications
Meetings and Events
Meetings and Events
Executive Summary


New On This Site
Sign up for Public Newsletter
Partner Area Login
The Project
Publications & Guidance

Natural HazardsFlooding is the most widely distributed of all natural hazards across Europe with floods from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatening many millions of people in Europe. Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and insurance company data show that the financial impact of flooding has increased significantly since 1990. 

In April 2007, the Parliament and Council of the European Union agreed the wording on a new European Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks. The Integrated Project FLOODsite is listed as one of the European actions which support the Directive.

FLOODsite covers the physical, environmental, ecological and socio-economic aspects of floods from rivers, estuaries and the sea.  It considers flood risk as a combination of hazard sources, pathways and the consequences of flooding on the “receptors” – people, property and the environment.

Flood risk management is a process which comprises pre-flood prevention, risk mitigation measures and preparedness, backed up by flood management actions during and after an event. 

Floods often cross international borders and so must flood risk management research. Our research on these topics is being integrated through decision support technologies, uncertainty estimation and pilot applications for river, estuary and coastal sites in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

FLOODsite is active in stimulating the uptake of research advances through guidance for professionals, public information and educational material.

FLOODsite is an “Integrated Project” in the Global Change and Ecosystems priority of the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission.  It commenced in 2004 and runs to 2009.  The FLOODsite consortium includes 37 of Europe’s leading institutes and universities and the project involves managers, researchers and practitioners from a range of government, commercial and research organisations, specialising in aspects of flood risk management.

back top


6th Framework Programme of the European Commision
Junior FLOODsite  
Post Graduate Studies  
  Visual Material Library  
Contract No: GOCE-CT-2004-505420 © 2009, Members of the FLOODsite Consortium. Acknowledgements & Disclaimer | Contact us| Sitemap
Modelling Facility  
Knowledge Map  
Project Brochures & Posters  
Guidance Documents  
All Documents  
Task Outcomes  
Pilot Studies  
Useful Links  
The Project  
  Publications and Guidance