Flood Risk Management in Estuaries: Sustainable Ne.. (FRaME)
Flood Risk Management in Estuaries: Sustainable New Land Use in Flood Control Areas
Start date: Dec 31, 2002,
End date: Dec 30, 2006
The aim of the FR@ME project was to reduce flood risk in North Sea Estuaries by advancing and promoting innovative solutions involving sustainable new land uses whilst safeguarding the Natura 2000 series and to provide new opportunities for social, economic and environmental benefits. FR@ME assisted in the practical development of sustainable flood risk management strategies in the North Sea estuaries, enabling the most beneficial strategic options and techniques to be adopted. Achievements: Large scale material investments have been an essential part of the FRaME project. This included the study and preparation, as well as actually contributing to the construction of flood control areas and new land use solutions in the field. The demonstration projects provided effective ‘test cases’ for the proposed solutions, as well as essential ‘show cases’ for communication and decision making.Overall the project activities have had a very positive impact on the development of recreation and ecotourism around the demonstration sites. This is applicable to all sites, but particularly visible at the Zuiderklip in the Biesbosch, Alkborough flats at the Humber and in the IJzer river valley. There are some ‘spin-off’ examples from the demonstration projects. One example was the Alkborough flats demonstration project in the UK. All-in-all, more than £ 6 million has been invested in green tourism and visitor projects in the North Lincolnshire area as a direct result of the Alkborough flats demonstration project. The tourism and visitor projects are now being led by one of the Alkborough flats-project partners, the North Lincolnshire Council – UK Local Government agency.
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