The 2nd stage, Preparation of Flood Hazard and Risk Maps (FHRM) for each APSFR, and the 3rd one, Preparation of FRMPs, for each River Basin Administration (11) and one for the Danube River, are developed under the project RO-FLOODS with the World Bank’s support.
Activities conducted within the project are aimed at the revision of FHRM from the 1st cycle of the Floods Directive and at the preparation of new maps for the APSFRs identified during the 2nd cycle, the update of FRMPs, the development of a functional GIS portal, the adoption of FRMPs from the 2nd cycle by Government Decision and the development of improved knowledge and skills related to flood risk management for the relevant responsible public authorities.
In order to improve FHRMs and FRMPs, under the project, one has prepared methodologies on the flood hazard modeling and mapping, floor risk assessment and mapping, development of the programs of measures for flood risk mitigation, considering the international best practices. Besides, the database and the information (specialized studies) necessary for the flood risk management have been developed.
In order to enhance the interaction with the relevant stakeholders in the field and to increase the awareness on the flood risk, one has developed modern communication tools (video clip, brochures, web[CF2] site, online GIS viewer for FHRMs) and there are events in progress related to the project activities both with the public authorities and with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs).
Under the project, one has created a technical advisory group made up of representatives of relevant responsible central public institutions in order to improve the inter-institutional coordination and to encourage the engagement of the relevant stakeholders.
From the very beginning of the project, one has organized activities for training and strengthening the skills related to flood risk management.