Press Releases

In this section you will find all the latest Press Releases from the Floodcom Project.

FLOODCOM CONFERENCE SHARES BEST PRACTICE IN FLOOD ALLEVIATION

“Adapt to mitigate the effects of flooding rather than trying to prevent it happening”; that was the key message from a conference held last week, with an aim to share best practice in flood alleviation.

Floodcom.EU: Free One-day Conference in Antwerp Shares Best Practice

The culmination of a two-year project will reach its conclusion when a free to attend one-day conference takes place in Antwerp on Wednesday 24 September.

Over 75 delegates from countries across Europe will be at the Floodcom.eu Flood Alleviation Conference; an INTERREG IVA 2 Seas event which showcases inter regional co-operation between 2 Seas partners from the UK, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Lessons learnt from proposed flooding project planned at the site of historic fortification in Breda

One of the Floodcom partners has gained valuable experience in its attempts to get a controlled flooding project started at The Spinolaschans, an historic landmark, which lies to the north of the city of Breda and to the east of the river Mark.

FINAL CALL FOR DELEGATES TO SIGN UP FOR FLOOD ALLEVIATION CONFERENCE

With an aim to share best practice on flood alleviation, Floodcom, a European-funded initiative involving five partners across four European countries, is holding a one-day conference for industry professionals. Covering topics of climate change, social impact of floods and responses to flooding, the event will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

REGISTRATION TO FLOODCOM FLOOD ALLEVIATION CONFERENCE NOW OPEN

As Europe has experienced one of the wettest winters on record, flooding has become a key issue for communities, politicians and industry professionals.

FLOODCOM SCHOOL EXCHANGE EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ESSEX

35 pupils from the College Gaspard Malo in Dunkirk, together with their teachers, have paid a return visit to their pen pals at the Margaretting Church of England Primary School, near Chelmsford. 

Flood defence works underway to protect Chelmsford

Preliminary work is being undertaken in advance of a proposed flood defence scheme in Essex which will help to protect more than 1,200 homes and businesses in Chelmsford from flooding.

First Phase for Dutch-Flemish Nature Reserve to Complete This Year

The first phase of a plan to create a 4,000 hectare nature reserve on the Dutch-Belgian border is due to be completed at the beginning of 2015.

The Hedwige-Prosper Project, which is part of the European-funded Floodcom initiative, encompasses a cross border intertidal nature area which will join a 3600 ha existing nature reserve, Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (Drowned Land of Saeftinghe), after completion. The scheme will also provide a significant boost for flood protection in the region by giving more space to the River Scheldt.

Schoolchildren Get Involved in Flood Awareness Project

Pupils aged 10-12 at Margaretting Primary School, near Chelmsford, have started work on the project using colourful workbooks which set them a series of tasks, activities, quizzes, games and fact finding missions. A teacher toolkit has also been provided.

Flood control system due on line in northern France

Engaged since 2012 in the Floodcom project, L'Institution Interdepartementale des Wateringues (IIW) is producing a major flood control data system in northern France that will allow technicians access to real time information on water levels, pumping stations, flood gates and sea levels.