Flood protection infrastructure
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
Two types of measure were implemented in order to ensure effective water management and mitigate flood risk for the Evros River. In order to ensure cost-efficiency, the measures were introduced as part of an integrated flood management system where land use, population needs, availability of resources, flood occurrences are all considered. First, a prevention-monitoring system was installed, namely automatic stations — or, censors —for remote monitoring of the river water level. Second, infrastructure was constructed (e.g. dams, reservoirs, mounds, ditches) according to land-use preferences. Both types of intervention required accurate system of collecting, monitoring and processing data, experienced staff, well organized CP services, efficient coordination of administrative services and availability of financial resources.
Evidence of success
Significant improvement was achieved in terms of early warning, providing enough time to authorities and local population to prepare and take measures to tackle floods. Appropriate engineering structures have been proven very effective to hold the waters in flood occurrence.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Dr. Spyros Arseniou