Project Components and Expected Results

Component 1 (Result 1): Pilot areas selected and Pilot Project Implementation Plan and Methodology developed.

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This component 1, pilot areas, is a crucial and necessary first step of the project. It is necessary because it would be too ambitious to prepare flood maps for the whole Croatian territory, or even for all areas with a potential significant flood risk. Therefore it is necessary to restrict the project to specific pilot areas. It is crucial because many other activities of the project will be carried out for the selected pilot areas. Secondly it is crucial because the pilot areas must be sufficiently representative to allow for a geographical extrapolation and for the preparation of flood maps for other areas.

Activity 1.1

Selecting minimum 2 pilot areas of adequate sizes for the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps: 1 pilot area in the Danube River Basin and 1 or 2 pilot areas in the Adriatic Basin, based on the results of preliminary flood risk assessment and preparing corresponding report.

Activity 1.2

Developing the Pilot Project Implementation Plan and Methodology for the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps for the selected pilot areas.

Component 2 (Result 2): Mathematical hydraulic models based on collected data prepared and tested and data sets for the selected pilot areas prepared.

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Activity 2.1

Collecting data for the selected pilot areas, which include (but are not limited to):
  • hydrographic, hydrologic, meteorological, topographic, geodesic and other supporting data,
  • existing or planned regulation and water protection structures,
  • land cover and land use,
  • protection plans of aquatic and water depending eco systems,
  • spatial plans.
  • NATURA 2000 designated areas if relevant

Activity 2.2

Preparing digital terrain models (DTM); analyzing the suitability of prepared DTMs for hydraulic analyses and fine tuning them to achieve the required precision in methodology

Activity 2.3

Preparing data on longitudinal and cross sections of watercourses in the format required for hydraulic modelling; integrating prepared data into the DTM

Activity 2.4

Collecting and preparing data for hydrological analyses; defining hydrological input data for the purpose of development of the hydraulic models and simulation of flood scenarios

Activity 2.5

Selecting mathematical modelling tools for the selected pilot areas. Developing, calibrating and validating mathematical hydraulic models for the purpose of flood simulation for the selected pilot areas

Activity 2.6

Analyzing and validating land use information from several sources (Corine Land Cover, spatial plans, Central Bureau of Statistics etc.) in order to prepare compilation of land use information which would make it possible to assess flood damage with required precision

Activity 2.7

Preparing report based on activities 2.1 -2.6

Component 3 (Result 3): Flood Hazard Maps and Flood Risk Maps for the selected pilot areas prepared.

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Activity 3.1

Preparing flood hazard maps for the selected pilot areas (minimum 2 flood risks areas) through the process of mathematical modelling (simulation) of floods.

Activity 3.2

Preparing flood risk maps for the selected pilot areas (minimum 2 flood risks areas) through the process of mathematical modelling (simulation) of floods.

Component 4 (Result 4): Guidance Document on flood related topics prepared.

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Once the flood hazard maps and flood risk maps are made, it is necessary to disseminate the outcome of the previous process. This ensures that the relevant Croatian ministries, institutions and stakeholders secure the results. But most important is to look at the ‘so what’ and the ‘how to’- questions. Guidances toward flood management plans will be prepared based on this practical approach spirit.

After a preliminary review of the guidance documents used in the different MS and in particular by the MS of the consortium, all the Guidance documents will be prepared by MS partners with inputs from and in collaboration with the Croatian Experts. Experiences and tools at all levels from the MS-consortium will be shared, e.g. Cost-Benefit Analysis, scenario analysis, decision making and Sketch ‘n Match.

The STE-team will be reinforced with experts with broad experience in participation and flood management. Participation is not only one of the subjects of the Guidance Documents, but also a method used to prepare the Guidance Documents. It will enrich the processes and products, thus strengthening and speeding up the project and future projects towards realization.

Before starting with the review, the development of a harmonised strategy and framework for the preparation of the guidance documents will have to be made (Activity 5.2/5.3 Guideline plan and wrap up pilots).

The final benchmark will be 6 guidance documents, one for every activity.

Activity 4.1

Preparing Guidance Document on the technical aspects of the preparation of flood hazard maps.

Activity 4.2

Preparing Guidance Document on the assessment of flood risks and adverse consequences of floods.

Activity 4.3

Preparing Guidance Document on the integrated assessment of existing and planned civil engineering measures for flood protection.

Activity 4.4

Preparing Guidance Document on the Methodology for assessing potential impacts of climate change on flood risks.

Activity 4.5

Preparing Guidance Document on Participation of the public and stakeholders in flood risk management.

Activity 4.6

Preparing Guidance Document on Preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans.

Component 5 (Result 5): Capacity of relevant institutions (Ministry of Agriculture and Croatian Waters) strengthened in order to improve implementation of the Floods Directive requirements.

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The activities of component 5 will be strongly connected to the other components and activities of this project. A view not only to transfer knowledge to BC experts, but most of all to involve them in the process of designing the Croatian way of implementing the Flood Directive. So, it will be possible to develop a detailed approach in order to match the needs of the beneficiary. Special care will be dedicated to the description of jobs and skills required in order to build a base for the gap analysis leading to the training needs definition and to the definition of indicators for the training monitoring plan. Another important point is to identify the type(s) of flood which are relevant in Croatia and the corresponding relevant experiences in the Member States, in order to set up training activities in relation to Croatian hydrological basins conditions.

The training activities will largely benefit from experiences of specialists of professional training of the public sector staff, in the team as DLG, OIEau, the Austrian Environment Agency, the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management as well as experts from the Austrian province of Styria. Optional use of Information and Communication Technologies could be arranged. Benefits could be e-conferencing, or using existing e-learning modules for a wider spread.

Activity 5.1

Conducting training needs analysis (TNA) on flood topics for 4 employees (in total) from the MA and CW and preparing corresponding TNA report, training program (including methods of training) as well as training materials.

Activity 5.2

Organizing and carrying out 3 workshops on experiences in reducing flood risks for 4 employees (in total) from the MA and CW, in order to improve implementation of Floods Directive requirements. Apart from the MA and CW, all other relevant stakeholders will be invited to participate in the workshops.

Activity 5.3

Organizing and carrying out 2 workshops on topics in mathematical modelling and Guidance Documents developed through the activities 4.1-4.6, for 4 employees (in total) from the MA and CW. Apart from the MA and CW, all other relevant stakeholders will be invited to participate in the workshops.
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This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the implementing partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union
Last update:
7th April 2014
EU IPA 2010 TWINNING PROJECT ˝Development of Flood Hazard Maps and Flood Risk Maps˝
January 2013 – April 2014