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Prevention, preparedness and response to floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey - IPA FLOODS

 

Prevention, preparedness and response to floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey - IPA FLOODS

IPA FLOODS “Prevention, preparedness and response to floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey'' is the project supported by European Commission - DG ECHO with the aim of contributing to the reduction of the negative impact of flood risk in the directly affected region and in neighboring European states.

The Italian Department of Civil Protection leads the project consortium composed by CIMA Foundation, the authorities of Croatian Civil Protection (Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate - extensive NPRD); Slovenia (Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief - URSZR); Germany (German Federal Agency for Technical Relief - THW); Sweden (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency - MSB) and Studiare Sviluppo S.r.l, Italy (StuSvi).

IPA FLOODS is divided into two parts: the first involves the construction of multinational civil protection flood response modules of the type "Flood Relief with the use of boats" (FRB), and a capacity building program for implementation of the European Floods directive in beneficiary countries. The second part will be used to create multinational civil protection flood response modules of types High Capacity Pumping (HCP) and Containment of floods (FC).

Countries beneficiaries of the program are Albania, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Croatia (only for part 1), former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo (This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with Resolution 1244 (1999) of UNSC with the CIG opinion on the declaration of independence of Kosovo), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

 The main partner in charge of the second half of part 1 is the International Centre on Environmental Monitoring (CIMA Research Foundation). Activities under batch are structured in four phases:

1. assessment of needs and the state of implementation of the Floods Directive in beneficiary countries, gap analysis, inventory and analysis of current data and data relative to the mapping of flood risk;

2. implementation of guidelines, recommendations and best practices for implementing the Floods Directive;

3. Implementation of a program of technical assistance aimed at the real needs of recipient countries;

4. creation of an information platform for the preliminary assessment of flood risk in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

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