In 2014 several damaging floods occurred in Europe, among which the floods in England, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. These disasters once more demonstrated the urgency of managing flood risk. At the same time, stakeholders in flood risk management continue to or are taking important steps forward, e.g., in the implementation of the Flood Directive and the UN Disaster Risk Reduction programme. The STAR-FLOOD project contributes to this by analyzing how to strengthen and redesign current flood risk governance arrangements in six European countries.
The STAR-FLOOD researchers wish you all a peaceful holiday season and dry feet in 2015!
2015 is the last full year of our project, in which we will produce some of our major deliverables, including the country and case study reports, and work on overarching deliverables such as a county comparison, a design-oriented framework, a practitioners guidebook and an end conference. We will do our utmost best to produce high quality insights in how to improve flood risk management in order to make a difference in science, policy and practice. We wish to keep you all informed and involved until the end of the project (and possibly beyond)!”