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Work Package 5 - Integration

This work package concerns making FRe technology work in practice for any relevant system and local situation. The work package will involve the practical application of the testing and theory of work packages 2, 3 and 4 and link in with the dissemination activities of work package 6. It is in effect the ‘glue’ that will hold the project together and result in impact of the research results. The case study approach will again be important to its successful delivery.

The project partners have already identified potential case study areas. These case studies have been at least in part used in previous research and therefore the lead in time to carrying out the case studies will be reduced as key contacts will already have been made. The potential case studies identified to date are shown in Appendix 1.

The implementation tools of WP4 will be tested in the performance to bridge the gap between FRe technology implementation and current spatial planning mechanisms. The local level integration would complement this perspective by increasing the likelihood of stakeholders and the community adopting new practices by investigating current community understanding of opportunities for FRe technology and potential barriers to utilisation. The WP will address strategies to aid integration into local developments. It will have strong links with stakeholders, Local Authorities and communities via case studies to facilitate the effective and widespread application of results in practice.

Task 5.1: Principles of integration – this task will involve the development of the principles for the integration of the FRe technology, systems and implementation tools. It will address in particular the local situation through the six case studies. (Lead by UNIMAN, All partners)
Task 5.2: Case studies involving capacity building and then participatory planning of key stakeholders in defining the FRe systems, appropriate technologies and the preferred routes to implementation. The case studies will consider the role of flood risk management in the wider context of spatial planning, on both strategic and local levels. This process will make use of the implementation tools from WP4, the system design principles of WP3 and technology of WP2. Stakeholders will include members of the national support groups in each case study country. They will plan on a strategic and local level to develop the resilient urban environments. The case studies will use a scenario analysis methodology for adaptation of increasing flood risk, with the drivers of urban growth and climate change. The solutions produced by the tools and the scenario analysis will be assessed by the stakeholders. The performance of the tools with regard to the optimisation of solutions and their acceptance for different resilient urban environments will be addressed. In this way stakeholders will be able to use and verify the implementation tools and decision support tool of WP4. (Lead by UNIMAN, mainly UoA, TUHH, TUD, UPM, IOER, CSTB, CYP).