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    A watercourse which drains sufficient area and has sufficient time of concentration to make flood warning a viable flood risk… read more »

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Welcome to FRC

FRC stands for 'FloodResilienCity'. It is an EU-funded project which has enabled responsible public authorities in eight cities in North West Europe to better cope with floods in urban areas. This has been done through a combination of transnational cooperation and regional investments.

Partners of the FRC project have learned from each others' approaches to flood management and urban planning, not only at the level of technical experts but even more importantly at the level of the political decision makers and the general public.

FRC is about developing urban areas that are able to be resilient to changes that would otherwise cause an increasing likelihood of flooding.

But although the examples we give are related to flooding, the approaches that we have used are also relevant to managing changing risks within many aspects of the built, natural, water and social environments.

FRC is not just for water engineers and flood managers. It sets out to introduce flooding and flood management to anyone who needs to know about it, either because they are personally affected by flooding or because it affects their job or the decisions that they have to make. It's also for people who have interests in other aspects of water management such as for supporting ecosystems. To achieve this we use plain language and a straightforward framework developed with partners in related projects to guide you to the topics that you are, or need to be interested in.

As well as sharing the learning and experience of the FRC partners, we are also setting out to help to guide you to the outputs of parallel projects, such as Managing Adaptive Responses to Changing Flood Risk (MARE), Skills Integration and New Technologies (SKINT) and Strategic Alliance for Integrated Water Management Actions (SAWA), alongside which we have worked.

FRC has also participated in the SIC Adapt Cluster. SIC adapt! is a Strategic Initiative Cluster (SIC) of the INTERREG IV B North West Europe (NWE) Programme dealing with adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The cluster involved around 100 partner organisations in eight transnational projects originating from seven Member States of the NWE Programme. The partners included joining public authorities from all levels of government, scientific institutions, non profit and private organisations.

The Newsletters that we produced during the project will give you a flavour of our project activities. Click here to view or download them.

We also produced a short video about the project. This can be viewed on You Tube by clicking on this image.

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