EU Seventh Framework Programme

Collaborative Research on Flood Resilience in Urban Areas

The overall aim of CORFU is to enable European and Asian partners to learn from each other through joint investigation, development, implementation and dissemination of short to medium term strategies that will enable more scientifically sound management of the consequences of urban flooding in the future.

Flood impacts in urban areas--potential deaths, damage to infrastructure and health problems in the first instance, and their consequent effects on individuals and communities--and possible responses will be assessed by envisaging different scenarios of relevant drivers: urban development, socio-economic trends and climate changes.

Project details

Total cost5,274,998 €
European Commission contribution3,490,000 €
Duration48 month
Start date01 April 2010
Consortium17 partners in 10 countries
Project CoordinatorUniversity of Exeter
Project web site
Key wordsFlooding, resilience, planning strategies, impacts, modelling, hydrology, hydraulics
Contact Person:Stefan Kurzbach