General background

Reliable estimates of expected extreme flood events are required for design and operation of vital infrastructure such as flood defences, bridges and culverts, and also for more general flood risk management and planning, e.g. emergency planning, flood risk mapping, and for defining flood insurance premiums.

In practice, this information is obtained through the use of flood frequency...

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Current state of knowledge

Most of the methods routinely used for flood frequency estimation are designed to:

  • be conceptually simple and easy to use,
  • not require too much in terms of volume and formatting of input data, and
  • make predictions based on an underlying assumption of a stationary environment.

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Reasons for the Action

The physical mechanisms responsible for flood generation vary through-out Europe, but do not align with national and administrative borders currently determining the choice of method for flood frequency estimation.

In addition, a myriad of methods for flood frequency estimation are available, and often individual institutions and scientists have developed their own particular tools.

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Complementarity w/ other programs

European scale flood research projects funded under the EU Framework programme include projects on hydraulic aspects of river basin modelling (RIBAMOD, IMPACT and FLOODSite), mitigation and vulnerability assessments (RIVERLIFE, MITCH), large scale impacts of climate change (MICE), and flood frequency analysis using historical and paleoflood information (SPHERE).

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1st Announcement. FINAL CONFERENCE - COST ES0901 "FloodFreq" "European Symposium on Flood Frequency Estimation and Implications for Risk Management", 6-7 March 2014, Potsdam, Germany.

Please visit our new site's section for more info on the conference.

Find below the flyer of the symposium:

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NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION IN THE SPECIAL ISSUE OF NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES (NHESS)

The papers presented in the International mid-term COST ES0901 "FloodFreq" Conference "ADVANCED METHODS FOR FLOOD ESTIMATION IN A VARIABLE AND CHANGING ENVIRONMENT" held in Volos and selected for publication in the special issue of NHESS could be submitted until October 31st, 2013 (New Extended Deadline).

   

COST ES0901 FloodFreq - 7th M.C. and WGs Meetings, Warsaw, Poland, 14-15 June 2013

Please find below information about the Program of the meeting, location of the meeting (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), and important information (i.e. accommodation, transportation, etc).

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Working Group 3: Presentations of the WG3 Meeting in Oslo, 19-20 March 2013

 

Working Group 3: Presentations of the WG3 Meeting in Oslo, 19-20 March 2013

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A Review of Applied Methods in Europe for Flood-Frequency Analysis in a Changing Environment

 

A Review of Applied Methods in Europe for Flood-Frequency Analysis in a Changing Environment

 

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