STAR-FLOOD is carried out by an international consortium including eight universities in the six consortium countries. Each country contributes public administration and legal expertise to the programme.

The programme’s ambition level regarding knowledge dissemination is very high. Therefore, Grontmij, a consultancy firm with profound expertise in the area of water management has been included. There are Grontmij firms in each consortium country. These firms will set up tailor-made networking and dissemination activities and will also provide the consortium with local contacts.

Utrecht University

Utrecht University Environmental Governance

Utrecht University; Research group on Environmental Governance The research group on Environmental Governance, Faculty of Geosciences, has profound experience in analysis of governance processes in the fields of biodiversity, water management, urban-, regional and infrastructure planning, climate change policy and risk management. The group is the overall coordinator of the STAR-FLOOD programme, both content-wise and Read more »

Utrecht University

Utrecht University School of Law

The research centre Water and Sustainability of the Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (REBO), consists of a group of researchers, specialized in international, European and Dutch Environmental and Water Law and Governance. The centre has a long lasting tradition of over thirty years of public and private legal and multidisciplinary research in Read more »

Radboud University

Radboud University

Radboud University Nijmegen, Group Political Sciences of the Environment; Department Geography, Planning and Environment; Institute for Management Research (IMR); Nijmegen School of Management. The Group on Political Sciences of the Environment addresses the domain of environmental policy and governance. The group participates in consortia on the governance of climate change adaptation, partnerships for sustainable development Read more »

Middlesex University

Middlesex University London

Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University Established in 1970, the Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) comprises a small group of social and environmental scientists based at Middlesex University, London. The Centre is recognised for its expertise in the socio-economic assessment of flood, floodplain and water management options together with the analysis and appraisal of Read more »

Antwerpen University

University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp (UA), research group Society and Environment The research group Society and Environment, part of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp, has developed a tradition in social scientific environmental research with high policy relevance since the 1980s. The main field of research is environmental sociology and environmental Read more »

Leuven University

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Institute for Environmental and Energy Law of the Faculty of Law of the KU Leuven The Institute for Environmental Law (IEL) was established in 1990 within the Faculty of Law of the KU Leuven. In 1995 Prof Dr Kurt Deketelaere became director of IEL. In the beginning IEEL focused mainly on the development of environmental Read more »

Lulea University

Luleå University of Technology (LTU)

The Division of Social Sciences at Luleå University of Technology is composed of four academic disciplines: Law, Economics, Political Science and History. Research within the Division is policy oriented, and focuses on environmental and natural resources management, including energy. Overarching research questions are for example: Why do environmental problems occur? How can these problems be Read more »


Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment

The Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment (IAFE) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan is the only research institute in Poland engaged in integrated research into the countryside environment. The IAFE’s research have embraced a broad range of explorative areas: climate and water resources, climate change impacts, extreme weather events, geochemical and energy Read more »

Rabelais University

University of Rabelais de Tours

The University François Rabelais of Tours is a multidisciplinary university teaching and developing research in Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Management, Humanities, Health, Medicine, Sciences and Technology. It is structured in seven main departments and a school of engineering. The university regroups about 40 centres of research. The two research units that are involved Read more »



Grontmij is one of Europe’s top consultancy and engineering firms, providing services related to Planning & Design, Water & Energy, Transportation & Mobility and Monitoring & Testing. In STAR-FLOOD Grontmij coordinates the knowledge dissemination: connecting research, policy and practice. Grontmij has a strong position in flood management. Operating from offices throughout the EU, our companies Read more »