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Freude am Fluss
Start date: Jun 30, 2002, End date: Jun 29, 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This Dutch-led project with a total of 12 partners from France, Germany and the Netherlands, aims at reducing the opposition from local stakeholders to “room-for-river” measures against flooding. The project’s objective is to develop expertise for assistance of NWE decision-makers, engineers and local communities in joint planning and design of ‘room-for river’ packages, and to apply the method in the implementations of local measures and/or regulations e.g. dike relocation, flood-proof urban development, nature rehabilitation. The project develops a transnational planning method that integrates room-for-river measures with the enhancement of local benefits and fosters mutual understanding between authorities and communities; for example, mixed teams of experts and local communities will be engaged in a series of focused communication activities. The project analyses those measures already implemented to develop a new joint planning approach which it will test in a selection of pilot areas. It also supports a well-known, effective approach to fight flooding but addresses an issue which has previously hindered its implementation: the opposition of the stakeholders. In this regard, the project adopts an innovative approach to spatial planning and can provide very useful solutions for flood management in NWE.
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  • 2000 - 2006 North West Europe
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