Managing Adaptive REsponses to changing flood risk
The areas of land bordering the North Sea are extremely vulnerable to flooding. There is a pressing need to reduce flood risk in these areas, but the countries and organisations involved lack the coherent framework and resources necessary to accomplish this. A transnational approach based on sound demonstrations of best practice is required.
The MARE (Managing Adaptive REsponses to changing flood risk in the North Sea region) project is developing and demonstrating a transnational approach to local Flood Risk Management through various parallel areas of activity. The overarching aim of the project is to enable widespread implementation of local adaptive measures to reduce and adapt to flood risk.
The MARE project has four partner cities/case studies: Bergen (Norway), Hannover (Germany), Dordrecht (Netherlands), and Sheffield & Rotherham.
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Flooding in Rotherham, 2007
Contact: The MARE project team
Funding: The Programme is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and contributions from all of the countries involved.
For a summary of the outputs of the MARE project, click here.