Title Development of knowledge centers for life-long learning by involving of specialists and decision makers in flood risk management using advanced Hydroinformatic tools
Project Number 2011-1-RO1-LEO05-15329
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Meanwhile in the recent past serious flood events occurred in Europe, EU member countries have been working on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive & Flood Directive. Huge infrastructural investments are and will be running. There is a need for i) proper understanding of river system and landscape behavior, possible prevention and measures, how to deal with potential damages and losses; ii) having engineers skilled in the field related to development of water management infrastructure as well as in system operation, who are familiar also with the newest technological achievements, capable to develop area-adjusted solutions by understanding the national/country specific environmental processes.
Summary Flood risk management plans, considered as a communicator and disseminator tool across the horizontal structures of governmental and non-governmental bodies dealing with flood protection, flood mitigation and flood struggle in general. They mainly include proposals on how to reduce the losses of lives, property and environmental through flood prevention, protection of vulnerable areas and increased flood preparedness in each river basin. The way of processing of this flood risk management plans on IT platforms changes the information stream flow. Future development plans of regions and cities will get a proper guidance and platforms for future feasibility studies. In Romania, each state institution wants to improve the skills of their employees. There is a lack of specialists who has enough knowledge about the hydroinformatics, thus in everyday work there is a very-very limited use of such tool, meanwhile the work with complex problems has generated recently a need to use valuable tool and proper training series and consultation center.
Description The sector affected by surplus or scarcity of water requires proper understanding of river and landscape system behavior, what is possible to be done to prevent potential damages and losses; need skilled professionalist, who are familiar also with the newest technological achievements and thus possible solutions. An extensive programmes of APELE Romane (Water Authority of Romania) and VKKI in Hungary have been running to provide flood risk maps in all the main river basins across the both entire country, of which results will improve the understanding and general prediction of flooding on the major river systems and assist the governments to act (in time and space) in accordance with contingency planning based on flood risk management plans, moreover future development plans of regions and cities will get a proper guidance and platforms for future feasibility studies. However Flood Directive implementation has been ongoing in Romania and Hungary, `bridging and direct trainings` for relevant sectors as it is planned in this project have not been provided and have not been planned for future in Romania and Hungary. Thus the project goals are (i) establishment of Romanian and Hungarian training centers with human and IT infrastructure, (ii) training future Romanian and Hungarian trainers who will hand over the knowledge in national languages and develop educational materials; (iii) development country-specific, tailor made courses for hydro-informatics where active participation of water sector representatives is expected, (v) to reach not only water but other flood affected sectors (such as emergency rescue bodies, city planners, etc.); (vi) establishment good framework to sustain project result and generate further co-operational actions.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
transparency and certification
The main products of project are:
- training material for future national trainers
- training material in Romanian and Hungarian languages for national specialists
- up to 10 national trainers in RO and HU
- 57 RO and 128 HU trained national specialists
- Cex in VET in Timisoara, Romania