New EC reports on ‘Current practice in Floods Risk Management’ released


The EC has recently released a report on ‘Current Practice in Flood Risk Management in the European Union’, with the support of Royal Haskonning DHV on the 29th of September. Three major recommendations are resulting from the report:

1. Taking better account of climate change through improved communication of its impacts and guidance on application for future FRM and land use management planning and delivery.

2. Improved use of anticipatory FRM through adaptive approaches and pathways, in light of uncertainties in future flood risk due to changes in socio-economic development as well as the climate. 

3. Development, sharing and embedding of more appropriate processes, methods, and tools for engaging and communicating with the general public and public groups about flood hazard and risk and improving their inclusion in the development and delivery of FRM measures.


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