About Floodcom

Floodcom is a project part funded by the EU (INTERREG IV 2Mers Seas Zeeën) which involves five partners from four European Countries. The project promotes Positive Water Management in Lowland Areas facing climate change.

The aim of Floodcom is to provide an improved outlook for vulnerable communities in the 2Seas area with regards to the risk of flooding and to share a set of practical solutions with project partners and the wider 2Seas area.

During 2007 to 2010 severe weather events in the EU lead to loss of life, stress and anxiety to citizens and damage to property and infrastructure. Such events are predicted to occur more often in the regions making up the study area. Therefore these areas are at particular risk for the medium and long term.

New responsibilities driven by the EU Flooding directive responding to climate change mean that areas historically safe from floods now find themselves within flood zones. Such communities will have to protect themselves with flood resilience techniques developed and communicated by Local Authorities.

A new tool kit as a reference point for all national environmental agencies to refer to when considering new schemes with regard to population areas, flood risk and climate change will be developed.