Dr. Fatima Navas, Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez and D. Gerard Moré, members of the Coastal Environments Research Group and the Area of Physical Geography will be training key stakeholders on Cost-Benefit  Analysis into the Development of Flood Protection and Safety Standards

When: 5th October 2017
Where: Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla) | Von Humboldt Building (45), clasroom 102 |  8.30 A.M. – 15.00 P.M.
More information: 
FLOOD-CBA#2 Project website


Coastal Environments Research Group of Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville (UPO), head by Dr. Fatima Navas, organise and participate with Physical Geography Area of UPO, the Training seminar about the european project FLOOD-CBA#2  «Integrating CBA in the Development of Standards for Flood Protection & Safety» (ECHO/SUB/2015/13849/PREV32), which is financied throught the European Union Civil Protection Financial Instrument, and takes place the 5th October at the mentioned University.

UPO organizing this training seminar as a partner of the European Project FLOOD-CBA#2 and responsible for its work package dedicated to training of skateholders, with the presence of Dr. Fatima NavasDr. Gonzalo Malvarez and Gerard Moré, together with REDIAM and Flood Hazard Research Center of Middlesex University (UK). 

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It will inaugurated by Dr. Fatima Navas, UPO’s Principal Researcher of project, and it will provide training on the Integration of Costa-Profit Analysis in the Development of Standards and Standards for Protection and Safety from Flooding. It is scheduled to start at 8:30 in the morning and end at 3:00 in the classroom 102 of building 45 (Von Humboldt Building).

The Flood Directive 2007/60 / EC establishes use of methodologies such as Cost-Benefit analysis for decision-making on risk prevention measures, so that the European project FLOOD-CBA # 2 «Integratin CBA in the Development of Standards of Flood Protection & Safety «, in which a consortium of researchers from Spain, Greece, Great Britain and Portugal is involved, aims to integrate Cost-Benefit Analysis into decision-making processes to select adequate protection standards in flood areas.

In this way, the seminar program is based «on detailing the guidelines developed in the project for the definition of a common methodology to implement the Analysis of Costs and Benefits in the identification and selection of measures for Flood Prevention and Mitigation» and aims to «transmit the knowledge developed within the project to the main National, Regional and Local Agents involved in the prevention of flood risks in our country. During the session, the attendees will have the opportunity to assess the result and the conclusions of its application in the case study conducted in the town of Écija, as well as in other European regional areas. The seminar will also be offered simultaneously in most of the countries involved in the project (Spain, Greece and Portugal) and will address both the conceptual and methodological bases, as well as the e analysis of case studies of the same project.

The seminar will be attended by Dr. Edmund Penning-Roswell and Dr. Dennis Parker of Flood Hazard Research Center of Middlesex University (Oxford), as well as participants from REDIAM, who have worked on and developed the case study participants of the UPO. Among the participants of the event are representatives of the Directorate General of Interior, Emergencies and Civil Protection, the Andalusian Regional Government, the Andalusian Hydraulic Administration, the Environment and Water Agency of the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Confederación Hidráulica the Guadalquivir and the Center for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works, among others.

Coastal Environments Research Group consider  this seminar as «an excellent opportunity for the institutions to update or share their knowledge in this area», since «the Flood Directive recommends the use of economic methods for the management of prevention measures of risks «. In short, from the group they point out that the event is a contribution to «transmit information and contribute to the development of the capacities of both the public and private agents of our country.»


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