FRAMES (Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-layEr Safety Approach) is a €8 million project with 50% co-finance from the European Regional Development Fund.
As global warming takes shape, Europe could see increased rainfall and higher water levels in our local rivers. Working at EU level is essential to the success of the project, with the consequences of climate change and floods exceeding regional and national borders. If flood defences are breached, this could lead to increased risks to life, property and infrastructure.
We will join organisations from Belgium, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, to reduce the consequences of flooding and help prepare communities for climate change. We will do this by increasing the resilience of infrastructure and advise policy recommendations that will reduce recovery times after a flood.
FRAMES is made up of 13 pilot projects which will directly involve inhabitants, authorities and other stakeholders, and advise on local, regional, national and international policies for authorities and organisations in the North Sea Region.
Local rivers trusts working on the project will be: Tees Rivers Trust, Trent Rivers Trust and South East Rivers Trust, who will be working directly with the National Flood Forum, to increase catchment resilience to flooding through natural flood risk management and community resilience measures.
This integrated approach to non-traditional flood risk management will improve our knowledge of the role of civil society in flood risk management and improve our understanding of their effectiveness.
University Oldenburg, Jade Hochschule, Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband, Province of Oost HZ University of Applied Sciences, Veiligheidsregio Zeeland, Kent County Council, Consortium Rivers Trust (Rivers Trust, Tees Rivers Trust, Trent Rivers Trust, National Flood Forum), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Jade Hochschule, Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband, Province of Oost Vlaanderen, University Gent, Danish Coastal Authority.