Anna Colombo, born in 1965 is an architect (Genoa, 1986) working for “Direzione Urbanistica SUE e Grandi Progetti” in the Municipality of Genoa. She has been actively involved in the new urban plan including VAS (Strategic Environmental Evaluations) and Environmental Impact. She has produced descriptive analysis and related synthesis for the General Founding Declaration of the Urban Plan, as well as preliminary projects and studies on urban and environmental urban transformation. She is involved in the Genova Smart City process and participated in the Strategic Energy Action Plan writing. She coordinated the Urban Lab project group as well as connections with university, other public bodies and the municipality’s other offices. She previously worked for the Special Project Office and followed District Centers, urban requalification, relationships with financing entities, City Districts, associations. She has worked on several European projects including Cat-Med.

Co-founder and managing director of Exdwarf consulting, s.r.o., Slovakia-based but internationally-active business-advisory (SME). After graduating from Comenius University in Bratislava, Tomas had been pursuing his career in diverse analyst- and advisory roles across Consulting, IT (Amrop, Dell Fortune 500, Tech-Data) and Telecom industries (Telefonica). Since 2010 he has been working mostly on business intelligence and CRM projects. In 2014 a support-cooperation on FP7 project Fupol has been kicked-off, which lead to new business opportunities for Exdwarf – both internationally but also in the Slovak public sector. In FLOOD-serv project, Tomas is leading the Slovak team and members the Steering- and Dissemination Committees.

Vítor Moreira, holds a degree in Management and postgraduate in Audit and Management Control and is currently Municipal Director in the Municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão. He is directly responsible for auditing and quality management and coordinates all activities related to territorial planning and its articulation with the areas of security and civil defense.

Dr. Eng. Iuliana NICHERSU is Ph.D in Spatial Planning (Urban and Regional Development) and Hydraulics. She graduated Faculty of Civil Engineering, specialization Urban Engineering and Regional Development at University of Civil Engineering Bucharest in 2009. At Danube Delta National Institute, is working at Technological Development and Spatial Planning Department and has been involved in several national and international projects, such as: Developing a high-resolution digital map support needed to implement plans, strategies and management schemes in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (Operational Programme for Environment), Beneficiaries and flood risk assessment in the Danube floodplain (INTERREG Programme) and People for Ecosystem based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and coast (FP7). The field of activity is: Regional and Urban Development and Spatial Planning Studies, hydraulic modeling, flood risk management, proposals for projects on European Founds Programs, implementation of European Founds Projects.

Dr. Eng Iulian NICHERSU graduated in 1985 the Civil Engineering Technical University, Geodesy Faculty Bucharest. In 2000 he obtained his PhD within Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, with the thesis titled “Using of GIS in Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Atlas Design”. Senior scientific researcher, doctor in Geography with 25 years of experience within the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development and publication of 32 titles in Romanian and English languages. He has expertise in GIS, spatial planning, cartography, geodesy and conservation projects of special wetland areas from the Lower Danube Floodplain – Romanian sector. He was awarded in 2000 with the Diploma of excellence in research for the project Green Corridor of Lower Danube by the Romanian Government, National Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation. In 2001 he got specialized in Research methods in Wetlands Socio-anthropological studies including participatory research appraisal tools: focus group, mapping, seasonal calendar, comprehensive structured interviews at University of Durham, UK. As project responsible he worked in elaborating the ecological restoration projects for the abandoned polders in order to create the Green corridor of lower Danube, elaborating the methodology of sustainable use of the natural resources from the wetlands, in order to protect and conservation the species and to an ecological equilibrium, stakeholder involvement in flood risk management and spatial planning, in national and international projects, as: FP 5 Integrated Management of European Wetlands, Cross Border Co-operation Programme Romania-Bulgaria / Protection of wetlands of the Danube – a pilot project for Cama – Dinu Islets area / Scientific assistance for the realization of the database, monitoring and inventory of flora and fauna in the Cama Dinu islets area , FP 7 People for Ecosystem Based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and Coast ”PEGASO”, Intereg project- Stakeholder oriented flood risk assessment for the Danube floodplains- Danube Floodrisk (responsible of WP 5 Data collection management), Danube’s River Morphology and Revitalization in DANUBEPARKS project.

Vassiliki Zalavra is EU Project Manager and Senior Communications Officer in Gov2u. She has been working on various EU projects focused on electronic identity, eParticipation, eDemocracy, open data, open government,etc. being responsible for the communication and the dissemination of the project.

Prior to join Gov2u’s team in 2010, she worked in Hellenic Culture Organization (HCO) of the Greek Ministry of Culture at the International Relations Department and was a member in a number of EU projects’ coordination team. She has also been a stagier and junior researcher in the Italian Consulate in Athens and in the Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM). She holds a Masters in European Law and Politics and a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. She is fluent in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Senior officer in Tulcea County Prefect’s Office, Head of the European Affairs and Ministerial Services Department since 2014 where she is in charge of monitoring the activities of the ministerial services and the relations between the tripartite dialogue members. She graduated Mechanics at University of Galati as engineer in machine construction tehchnologies and worked for 23 years at STX OSV Tulcea Shipyard. She is Master in Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Protection, graduated in Cluj-Napoca Technical University.

Alexandros Xenakis belongs to the new academic interdisciplinary field that results from the applications of information and communication technologies in economics and society. He is an Economist, Political Scientist and his Doctoral thesis ‘Electronic voting in the United Kingdom: A study of procedural safety, electoral administration and social acceptance of the electronic electoral process’ was supervised by Professor Ann Macintosh (Professor of digital governance) at Edinburgh Napier University. He teaches E-Business and E-commerce in the Hellenic Open University. He has taught marketing and human resources management at the Department of Economics in the University of Crete as an adjunct lecturer. Prior to that he has taught at the Postgraduate program ‘Virtual Communities’ of the Department of Psychology of Panteion University, at Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Macedonia (Department of Marketing) as well as the Ionian University (Department of informatics). In his previous academic posts he has taught business administration, principles of economic theory, entrepreneurship, information systems, and e-governance. He has taken part in several European research projects in the area of e-participation in which he has published several academic papers. He has also been a reviewer for FP7 in the SSH programme and an expert Consultant for the Hellenic Ministry of Electronic Governance.

Project Manager from SIVECO Romania for CONCORDE project Adriana Prodan, PhD student at University Politehnica Bucharest, acts currently as Project Manager for R&D and European Projects. She has been leading SIVECO projects for more than 7 years. Adriana has extensive experience, with more than 10 years in implementing IT projects. She has graduated Polytechnic University of Bucharest, has a Master Degree from Academy of Economic Study – Cybernetic and is PMP certified.

Senior officer in Tulcea County Prefetc’s Office, works in European Affairs and Ministerial Services Department since 2003, where she is in charge in monitoring the implementation of governmental programes financed by the European Union and the developing of the internal control programe within the organization. She graduated Spiru Haret University in Bucharest- Modern Languages and Literature, Alexandru- Ioan Cuza Academy- International Relations and Ovidius University- Schengen framework in Public Administration.

“Deltas and Wetlands” was the title of the International Symposium that was conducted in Tulcea Romania from the 18th to the 21st of May 2017. During this conference numerous speakers attended and a variety of subjects around the main theme of the conference were presented.

A great amount of interest was directed towards the issues of flora and fauna life around the Danube Delta ecosystem. The main concern was to figure out alternative ways in order to retain the balance between the needs of the natural environment and the needs of the people. Of course matters such as damage caused by floods were discussed during the event.

Specifically, the presentations were branched in the categories of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation (Section I), Environmental Factors, Ecological Restoration & Anthropic Impact (Section II), Natural Resources & Socio-economic Aspects (Section III) and Geographical Information & System Modeling (Section IV).

During the final section of the symposium, the FLOOD-serv Partners from IP Tulcea presented the paper: “Flood Services legislative approach in the context of Danube Delta area flood risk management– FLOOD-serv Project”.

This paper presented the main concept of the FLOOD-serv project along with the tools that are created in order to support flood resilience and awareness. According to the abstract: « The study is documented by parallel descriptions of how the provisions of the European Directives are transposed into the national legislations and it will provide key country characteristics and differences of the governance structure of the flood risk management, which are crucial elements for the effectiveness of the societal risk reduction».



During this scientific event the partners from DDNI presented the study with the title: “Flood Services needs in the context of Danube Delta area flood risk management– Flood Serv Project”

The study examined approach on flood management, from reacting to risk analysis and prevention. Furthermore, it presented: «the research on the initial needs in the domain of flood risk management and flood related services in the area of Danube Delta and adjacent area. For the past years, Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development Tulcea (DDNI) has been involved in several flood risk related projects, but the team comes way back with more experience in hydraulic modeling ».




The FLOOD-serv project drew the attention of the participants by the research work that has been made so far and soon more outcomes will be available to the general public for further discussion.

Mobile Age ensures the inclusion of seniors in digital services, eases their administrative tasks thanks to user-friendly applications, and supports their access to civic participation, active ageing and their involvement in developing age-friendly communities. The project will also increase transparency and trust in public administration through sharing and reuse public information.

Project Coordinator: Lancaster University, UK
Project Start Date: 01/02/2016
Project’s website:

The impacts of flooding cannot be completely prevented. Flood risk increases with ongoing climate change. The FLOOD-serv research project aims to reduce flood risk in large international basins. This will be achieved through the collaboration between different academic fields and the communication with interested individuals.

After acknowledging the speed and costs of the climate change in Europe and worldwide, floods have become a major concern in terms of economic, social and human rights. European Union challenged its’ approach on flood management. In the past the main focus was on how individuals could react in situations of danger. Now, the focus is on how the risk can be analyzed and prevented in advance, thus reducing the damage caused by flooding.

It all started from the research activities in the fields of ICT and flood risk modeling, and the policy making related to flood risk management. The FLOOD-serv team delivered successful results in flood risk management, followed by the development of tools that created a solid starting point for the project’s main aim, the creation of a pro-active and personalized citizen-centric public service application (applications that are directed towards citizens).

The first activities of the project focused on researching the initial needs in the domain of flood risk management and the communication with flood related services in the selected pilot areas.

The project team finished one deliverable related to parallel descriptions on how the provisions of the Flood Management European Directives are transposed into the national legislation, and it also provides key country characteristics and differences of the governance structure related to flood risk management, which are crucial elements for the effectiveness of the societal risk reduction. The purpose of the deliverable is to present an analysis of the legal framework, regulation and organization of flood risk management, contingency planning and response functions, as compared to other selected regions.

On the other hand, the ICT related activities were combined with the flood research activities to fulfill another objective of the project. .The user requirements that were collected in December 2016 and January 2017 during thematic workshops, were analyzed and taken into consideration for the creation of the FLOOD-serv future platform in the process of user requirements analysis.

The needs in flood risk management at local decision making level are high and the demand for supporting tools in civil protection is increasing with every dangerous event of floods. This issue, in combination with the increasingly acute problems of the flood risk variations in the context of climate change, are addressed in FLOOD-serv Project.

The phenomenon of flooding occurs in Bilbao cyclically, 39 flooding events are described quite in detail since 1380. The last one in 1983 caused by a cold drop phenomenon, with a rainfall in 24 hours equivalent to the average half year precipitation, affected a big part of the city and left the nightmare of 39 casualties an over 1.2 billion euros in damages on assets.

Bilbao decided to take advantage of the disaster and made a radical transformation plan for the city, but also determined that the city should be better prepared for the next flooding that will take place for sure in the future.

Beside the immediate actions to repair the damaged infrastructures during the flooding, the Nervion riverbed was cleaned and reshaped, also the river was diverted in the most sensible places to increase flow capacity. Most of the wastewater drainage systems were modified and improved.

The Basque Meteorological Service has been created to improve local weather forecasting. Besides, new instruments have been allocated for them, cloud and rainfall detection radar, water-level alert systems, etc. in order to implement a very early forecast and detection of flooding hazards.
The Canal of Deusto, now under construction, will allow bigger flow of water in Bilbao decreasing the risk of flooding in the city.

Flood Prevention Plans have been designed to analyse and evaluate the hazardous areas and take action in diminishing eventual affection, better event management and easier and faster remediation. The plans have been elaborated at both whole drainage system and particular river basin levels.

At Bilbao Municipality level a Municipal Emergency Plan (PEMU) where local action protocols are collected has been developed.

All these plans are in continuous analysis for improvements. Projects like Flood-serv help in this continuous improvement programmes providing benchmarking with other experiences and binging in new ideas and concepts as the involvement of citizens in the detection, management and recovering in flooding events.

We are thrilled to announce the release of our second newsletter! In this issue of the FLOOD-serv Newsletter you can get informed about our latest activities and news.

The past months have been pretty busy with the organization and conduction of workshops in the project’s main pilot cities (Genova, Tulcea, Bratislava, Bilbao, Famalicão). The main aim of the workshops was to ensure that the user’s needs are truly addressed by the project.

Moreover, the project enjoyed plenty of media coverage in the past months both on the TV and in Newspapers and magazines.

Lastly, you will be able to learn more about the project’s latest appearances in major events. Also, the current newsletter issue is featured in Joinup

Click here to read the Newsletter in its entirety!

A pro-active and personalised citizen-centric public service platform dedicated to specific emergency actions on flood occurrences is going to be implemented and harnessed by integrating existing components. An emergency management console including a GIS component will be the core of the platform and will manage the other components: risk and crisis events monitoring and situational awareness, social media, territory monitoring system, citizen direct feedback and sensors network.

The main goal of the platform is to help public authorities in the prevention, intervention and recovery of flood emergency situations and to link citizens, public administration and authorities through social media and mobile technologies. Transparency and citizen involvement will be key factors in the process which aims to provide valuable information during emergency events.

In planning and collecting user requirements, a round of workshops was organized in the five pilot cities of Genova (Italy), Tulcea (Romania), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bilbao (Spain) and Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal).

Following the fifth and final workshop held in Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal), the analysis work has been put forward among the stakeholders.  As a result, user requirements related to all the five components of the platform are ready to be structured and refined before we start the first round of development.

Not only have the user requirements been elicited but also the expectations regarding the user interface and functional aspects have been set up along with all possible overlapping aspects that might encumber the integration process.

As soon as the final version of user requirements analysis is submitted, a first version of the user interfaces based on latest specifications, is going to be designed in a law fidelity visual prototype. This way we put the basis of the integrated components into our platform by allowing the end users to check, test and improve the proposed visual prototype.

Be sure to stay in tune with all the project developments. You can stay connected with our team simply by registering the FLOOD-serv’s newsletter on the project’s website and by following us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

The acute problem of floods occuring in recent years in the region of Bratislava was discussed on Zapadoslovenska televizia and our project partners from BSK and Exdrwarf explained how the FLOOD-serv project will help the public as a flood protection system.

Our project partners, Karin Bartosova (BSK) and Tomas Koren (Exdwarf) gave an interview on TV Bratislava about the flooding of the Danube River, the problems that the river creates in the Bratislava region and the solutions that our project provides in order to help the public to avoid disasters by using the FLOOD-serv warning system that will be developed. You can watch the full interview here.

Radio Regina in Slovakia interviewed our project partners, Karin Bartosova (BSK) and Tomas Koren (Exdwarf) about the flood warning system that FLOOD-serv will develop and explained how it will help habitants in Bratislava region as well as across Europe. The interview is in Slovak and you can listen to it here

The city of Bilbao was the host for the fourth project workshop.  The FLOOD-serv project is supported by the Mayor of the City of Bilbao, Mr. Juan Mari Aburto Rique, who provided an official welcome for the project team in the Arab Hall of Bilbao City Council, while Mr. Andoni Oleagordia, director of the local Civil Protection, opened the workshop which was held on the 17th and 18th of January, 2017.

Participants saw firsthand the Bilbao use case and had the opportunity to learn about the existing solutions and technical infrastructure available in their city.  A boat trip through a number of flood susceptible areas provided a better understanding of the flood risks in Bilbao and the use case itself.

On the second day of the scheduled workshops, Cellent and Ano project partners presented a number of Live demonstrations of various technical components of the platform. The workshop ended with a discussion that outlined the technical solutions FLOOD-serv presents that will work hand in hand with the existing infrastructure of Bilbao.

In all, the main objective was the identification of the needs and requirements of the City of Bilbao and the preselection of the FLOOD-serv components for the implementation of the use case.  Thanks to the active participation and the lively discussions of the project partners ANO, Answare, Cellent, Exdwarf, Siveco and the representatives of the City of Bilbao the workshop was fruitful in succeeding this.

On the 26th and 27th of January the fifth FLOOD-serv workshop was conducted in the city of Famalicão. The first day the workshop was hosted by Vila Nova de Famalicão at Casa do Território, Parque da Devesa while the second day was hosted by ANO at its headquarters

Dr. Ricardo Mendes, Vice-president of the municipality of Famalicão, gave the opening speech on the first day of the workshop. After the welcoming, the overview of the FLOOD-serv project was introduced to the public, followed by the detailed presentation of the use case in Famalicão (Presentation of existing solutions and technical infrastructure in Famalicão and of the technical components of the project).

On the second day of the workshop two live demonstrations were presented. The first one was a demonstration of how to collect information from various social media channels in the case of emergency and merge them into the emergency management system; the Emergency Management Console was presented following that.

The main objectives of the workshop were to promote the understanding of the existing solutions in Famalicao from the technical partners. Also, to inform Officials and organisations in Famalicão dealing with flood-emergencies about the FLOOD-serv project and to outline technical solutions and integration of FLOOD-serv with the existing solutions.

The FLOOD-serv workshop in Bilbao, Spain was featured in the February Issue of Bilbao Newspaper (No. 322) with the title: ‘Flood Service-Meeting’ jardunaldiak. The article briefly consisted of information concerning the event, the location it was conducted and the topics that were discussed.

The R&D project FLOOD-serv aims to prevent the floods’ disastrous effects through social networks and smart technologies. SIVECO Romania is the project’s coordinator at European level

Floods produce human tragedies and huge economic loss, having at the same time serious and irreversible consequences for the environment.
The entire Europe is facing natural disasters of outstanding scale.

  • According to public data, in Romania, floods and storms have recently resulted in a loss of 76 lives and caused at least 1.66 billion Euros damage (meaning the equivalent of 2.1% from Romania’s GNP). They have affected about 656,392 ha agricultural lands, 10,420 km of roads, 23.8 km of railways, 9,113 bridges and foot bridges and contaminated 90,394 wells. The Danube Delta, a special habitat, is especially affected by floods. Here the weather phenomena and human actions have produced over the past century significant changes to ecosystems and to the area’s morphology.
  • In Italy, since 1944 until now, the estimated cost of the damages produced as a result of earthquakes, landslides and flooding amounts to 242.5 billion euro (approximately 3.5 billion per year). 82% of the municipalities in the peninsula are exposed to hydrologic risk and over 5,700,000 people live in areas with potential flood risk.
  • Slovakia was faced with 599 floods, just in the first ten months of 2014.
  • In the Iberian Peninsula too, floods have had considerable impact on people’s lives and properties. In Spain have been identified 1,398 places where major floods take place periodically. The Portuguese hydrographical network, composed of 12 rivers shared with Spain in the West, has the same high risk of calamity.

The risks related to flooding in the large hydrographic basins, on the territory of several countries can be reduced through transnational, interdisciplinary approaches within international projects, in which all parties are co-interested.

Such a transnational approach is the research European project FLOOD-serv, developed within the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The project’s overall objective is the development of an application providing personalized citizen-centric public services.FLOOD-serv contributes to increasing the citizens’ involvements in the risk areas, harnessing the collaborative power of ITC networks (networks of people, knowledge, sensors) to raise awareness of flooding risks and to identify solutions for risk mitigation and coordination of response actions in case of calamities.

Practically, we are talking about an information system which is correlating intelligently a huge volume of information on flooding, collected from a wide range of sources (sensors, social media and open data) and which it makes available to beneficiaries (citizens and public officers), on any kind of fixed or mobile device (tablets and smart phones, laptops and PCs).

„The Flood-serv project considers the social impact as a key development factor. It is not limited to the development of “online communities”, but it also takes into account all the situations that people face in everyday life. The only viable and thorough solution against vulnerabilities, including the natural ones, such as flooding risks, consists in changing the people’s behavior. Therefore, the Flood-serv platform is based on content generated by citizens, mediating the connection between them and the responsible public authorities, through social networks and mobile technologies”, states Monica Florea, this project’s coordinator and manager of Research & Development Projects Department within SIVECO Romania.

The FLOOD-serv European platform will be implemented by 12 partners from 7 countries (Austria, Spain, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Italy and Belgium) within pilot projects in regions with a high flooding risk: in Italy (Genoa Municipality), Romania (Danube Delta region), Spain (Ayuntamiento de Bilbao), Slovakia (Bratislava region) and Portugal (Vila Nova de Famalicão region, near Porto). The platform FLOOD-serv will be implemented within the above mentioned regions following the actual scenarios involving in an active and participative manner both citizens and public authorities in the respective areas.

SIVECO Romania is the project coordinator at European level, and the project partners are as follows: cellent AG (Austria), ANSWARETECH S.L. (Spain), NGO Government To You (Gov2u) (Belgium), Municipality of Genoa (Italy), Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development Tulcea (Romania), Ayuntamiento de Bilbao (Spain), ANO, Sistemas de Software e Serviços, LDA (Portugal), Exdwarf consulting s.r.o. (Slovakia), Prefecture Institution of Tulcea County (Romania), Bratislavský samosprávny kraj (Bratislava Self-Governing Region) (Slovakia) and Municipality of city Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal).The duration of the project is 36 months, during August 1st, 2016 – July 31st, 2019.

“We are extremely honored to coordinate a project of such importance and scale as FLOOD-serv project. Although we have participated over the past years in numerous European research projects in which we have been national coordinators, this is the first Horizon 2020 research project where we are fulfilling the coordination mission at European level. In fact, SIVECO is among the few IT companies in Romania holding so far such a responsibility. We consider this mission as an additional confirmation from the European Commission of our specialists’ value”, says Florian Ilia, President & CEO of SIVECO Romania.

The general functionalities of FLOOD-serv platform are:

  • Prognosis and warning – through collecting, processing, analysis and dissemination of information collected by citizens and its processing by using intelligent technologies
  • Stimulation of the citizens’ online communication and facilitating the collective decision making process by reducing the flooding risk with help of social networks
  • Raising awareness on crisis situations and coordinating the emergency actions.

The solution can be adjusted in order to be used also for other types of emergency situations, not just in case of flooding. Regarding the performance criteria, the information system supports the storing and processing a large data volume and is designed in order to have a real time response speed, during the critical events.

This press release was originally published on SIVECO’s website

Position: Hydrologist at the Slovak hydrometeorological institute

Country: Slovakia

Valéria Wendlová is an Advisory Board Member for the FLOOD-serv project. She has been working as a Hydrologist at the Slovak hydrometeorological institute for the past 13 years. In the past she has worked as the head of technical department at the Bratislava water company. She holds a Diplom Ingenieur from the Slovak technical university and has completed the Course of hydrological forecasting methods, probabilistic statistics forecasting methods.

Position: Deputy Director of services of the City of Bilbao in the Area of Works and Services

Country: Spain

Pedro Luis is an Advisory Board Member for the FLOOD-serv project. He is the Deputy Director of services of the City of Bilbao in the Area of Works and Services. For more than 14 years he has worked as deputy director of civil protection. He studied Technical Industrial Engineering and holds a Master’s Degree in Construction Engineering. Moreover he holds a Higher degree in occupational risk prevention and has completed an Advanced Program in Local Public Management between others.

Position: FLAG Danube Delta President and Director Tulcea Water System Administration

Country: Romania

Connov Paul is an Advisory Board Member for the FLOOD-serv project. He is the FLAG Danube Delta President and Director Tulcea Water System Administration. He has worked as an engineer on multiple projects. In the past he studied Engineering at the Politechnical Studies Institute in Bucharest, he holds a Masters in Public Management, he has a degree in Communication, negotiation and conflict management, Waste Management and in Expert Nuclear Radioprotection between others.

The Danube Delta Institute for Research and Development Tulcea organizes the 25th Symposium “DELTAS AND WETLANDS”. The event will take place from the 18th to the 21st of May in Tulcea, Romania.

The Symposium will cover the following topics:

Section I: Biodiversity and nature conservation
Section II: Environmental factors, Ecological Restoration & Anthropic Impact
Section III: Natural Resources & Socio-economics
Section IV: GIS & Application System Modeling

Moreover during the symposium the FLOOD-serv will be presented to the attendants.

You can read more about the event here

Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute (SHMU) officially joined project FLOOD-serv as external advisor (Ing. Valeria Wendlova) and sensoric data-provider. Exdwarf and SHMU have signed on 1st March 2017 a memorandum of cooperation that will enable FLOOD-serv platform realtime usage of data such as weather forecasts, water levels or satellite images.

The Danube Delta Institute for Research and Development Tulcea organizes the 25th Symposium “DELTAS AND WETLANDS”. The event will take place from the 18th to the 21st of May in Tulcea, Romania.

The Symposium will cover the following topics:

Section I: Biodiversity and nature conservation
Section II: Environmental factors, Ecological Restoration & Anthropic Impact
Section III: Natural Resources & Socio-economics
Section IV: GIS & Application System Modeling

You can read more about the event here

The CLARITY project will support European Member States in their pursuit for greater trust, transparency and efficiency within their open eGovernment initiatives and highlight best practice within this field. More specifically, CLARITY will:

  1. Mobilise and engage with the multidisciplinary network of stakeholders across the European open eGovernment ecosystem;
  2. Conduct an interactive needs assessment and gap analysis in order to understand gaps in the market to support the growth in innovation in open eGovernment applications;
  3. Work with the open eGoverment network to develop a blueprint for the future of open eGovernment in Europe.

Project Coordinator: Trilateral Research, UK
Project Contact: Thordis Sveinsdottir – [email protected]
Project’s start date: 01/03/2016
Project’s web page:

The first official meeting of our project was held in Bucharest, Romania 15th-16th of September, 2016.

SIVECO S.A. Romania, project coordinator, was the host of the meeting which gathered the FLOOD-serv consortium in the same city.  Also joining in, was Ms. Hinano Spreafico, the European Commission’s officer responsible for the project. Continue reading “FLOOD-serv project kicks off in Bucharest 🗺”

Basic Steps to Prepare for the Storm

  • Contact the local county geologist or county planning department to find out if your home is located in a flash-flood-prone area or landslide-prone area.
  • Learn about your community’s emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and locations of emergency shelters.

Continue reading “Key Facts About Flood Readiness – how to get prepared for a flood”