Adaptive management in the built, natural and water environments

Flood risk management cannot be carried out in isolation. It is one of three main branches of water management, the others being water quality and pollution management and water supply and drought management. Some measures taken to reduce flood risk may reduce pollution or drought risk, but others may increase these risks. The management of pollution and/or drought risk may also impact on flood risk. Because of this we share relevant information on these aspects of water management.

However, it doesn't stop there, because water management is just one aspect of management of the built, natural and water environments within the context of the human activity. Therefore it seems to make sense to share relevant knowledge and experience in these processes.

We are sharing our knowledge and experience in a framework that reflects this reality along with the partners of other projects working in the same area. This framework was developed collaboratively with the partners of three other Interreg IVB projects, The North Sea Region (NSR) projects Managing Adaptive Responses to Changing Flood Risk (MARE), Skills Integration and New Technology (SKINT), both of which are adapting this framework within their own project portals and the NSR project Strategic Alliance for Integrated Water Management Actions (SAWA), which although not using this framework for its outputs is closely aligned.

At the moment our focus is on water quantity and flood risk management, but in time we shall develop other strands witin the water environment and the other topc areas.

Navigating this page group.

There are three ways to find information in this page group:

  1. You can use the navigation tool "Themes" to bore down through the themes and topics within each strand.
  2. You can use the navigation tool "Water types" to identify the type of water that you are particularly interested in and then to get information on the different topics.

Information on the data structures for both these navigation tools is provided when you click on the different strands and water types.

The third way to find information is to use the "Search website" option by typing in the term(s) that you are interested in.