BRIGAID has been a large-scale international project, with the participation of 24 partners, aimed at bringing closer innovators of technologies in the flood risk management, related to draughts and extreme weather conditions, as well as end users.
By this project, Romania has become one of the eight European countries involved in the development of an Innovation Community in the field of resilience to national disasters, called Flood Proof Romania (FPR). In particular, Flood Proof Romania is actually a land for testing high-rise structures (dikes over 3 meters) built in Facau commune, near Bucharest, and located downstream a 13-meter tall dam. This land is appropriate especially for testing and monitoring innovations in case of high-velocity water discharges, as occurred during flash floods and landslides, as well as of effects of extreme cold and draught climate conditions. Furthermore, FPR bridges the gap of testing lands necessary for the structural development, trails and demonstration of innovations across the Eastern Europe region.
Participants in this project have been the “Romanian Waters” National Administration, the engineering and design company Aquaproiect, the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest, as well as the innovative company Spectrum Construct.