Flood resilient communities – managing the consequences of flooding
Flood resilient communities – managing the consequences of flooding
Editor(s): A. Thieken, S. Mariani, S. Longfield, and F. Guzzetti
With its second research funding initiative “Flood Resilient Communities – Managing the Consequences of Flooding” (http://www.crue-eranet.net/calls.asp), the FP6 Era-Net CRUE project, which generally aims to introduce structure within the area of European Flood Research by improving coordination between national programmes, plans to

– further integrate the European Research area to support the implementation of national and European policies on Flood Risk Management (FRM) and, in particular, of the Directive 2007/60/EC (or Floods Directive) on the assessment and management of flood risks;
– to develop evidence and innovation required to underpin sustainable FRM across Europe, reducing the potential for duplication of research effort;
– to improve the integration of knowledge and to further develop the systematic exchange of information and good practice on flood management and research.

Seven joint research projects with case study areas all over Europe are funded (see attached factsheet for further information). The 2nd CRUE Funding Initiative is accompanied by a scientific coordination project performed by alpS GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria, led by Annegret Thieken from the Climate Service Center, Germany.

The purpose of the special issue is to present the highlights of the 2nd CRUE Funding Initiative. Results in the following areas will be presented:

– Understanding and applicability of the concept of resilience
– Risk awareness and communication
– Stakeholder participation
– Flood risk management

The special issue will cover a broad spectrum of aspects and will have a very inter- and transdisciplinary character. Besides research results concerning natural processes, engineering and socioeconomic aspects, the special issue will also touch the question of implementing research findings in practice.

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19 Nov 2013
Flood risk management in Italy: challenges and opportunities for the implementation of the EU Floods Directive (2007/60/EC)
J. Mysiak, F. Testella, M. Bonaiuto, G. Carrus, S. De Dominicis, U. Ganucci Cancellieri, K. Firus, and P. Grifoni
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2883–2890, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-2883-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-2883-2013, 2013
12 Sep 2012
A quantitative flood risk analysis methodology for urban areas with integration of social research data
I. Escuder-Bueno, J. T. Castillo-Rodríguez, S. Zechner, C. Jöbstl, S. Perales-Momparler, and G. Petaccia
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2843–2863, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2843-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2843-2012, 2012
12 Sep 2012
Collaborative modelling for active involvement of stakeholders in urban flood risk management
M. Evers, A. Jonoski, Č. Maksimovič, L. Lange, S. Ochoa Rodriguez, A. Teklesadik, J. Cortes Arevalo, A. Almoradie, N. Eduardo Simões, L. Wang, and C. Makropoulos
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2821–2842, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2821-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2821-2012, 2012
11 Sep 2012
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Improving the active involvement of stakeholders and the public in flood risk management – tools of an involvement strategy and case study results from Austria, Germany and Italy
M. Fleischhauer, S. Greiving, F. Flex, M. Scheibel, T. Stickler, N. Sereinig, G. Koboltschnig, P. Malvati, V. Vitale, P. Grifoni, and K. Firus
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2785–2798, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2785-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2785-2012, 2012
20 Jul 2012
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Risk perception – issues for flood management in Europe
R. A. Bradford, J. J. O'Sullivan, I. M. van der Craats, J. Krywkow, P. Rotko, J. Aaltonen, M. Bonaiuto, S. De Dominicis, K. Waylen, and K. Schelfaut
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2299–2309, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2299-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2299-2012, 2012
20 Jul 2012
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Enhancing flood resilience through improved risk communications
J. J. O'Sullivan, R. A. Bradford, M. Bonaiuto, S. De Dominicis, P. Rotko, J. Aaltonen, K. Waylen, and S. J. Langan
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2271–2282, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2271-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2271-2012, 2012
25 May 2012
FIM FRAME: a method for assessing and improving emergency plans for floods
D. M. Lumbroso, M. Di Mauro, A. F. Tagg, F. Vinet, and K. Stone
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1731–1746, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1731-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1731-2012, 2012
24 May 2012
Recommendations for the user-specific enhancement of flood maps
V. Meyer, C. Kuhlicke, J. Luther, S. Fuchs, S. Priest, W. Dorner, K. Serrhini, J. Pardoe, S. McCarthy, J. Seidel, G. Palka, H. Unnerstall, C. Viavattene, and S. Scheuer
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1701–1716, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1701-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1701-2012, 2012
03 Jan 2014
Preface: Flood resilient communities – managing the consequences of flooding
A. H. Thieken, S. Mariani, S. Longfield, and W. Vanneuville
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 33–39, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-33-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-33-2014, 2014
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