FAIR

Flood infrastructure Asset management and Investment in Renovation, adaptation and maintenance


Flooding is a major risk for loss of life and economic damage in the North Sea Region (NSR). Flood protection is the cornerstone of our strategy to reduce these risks with benefit-cost ratio of 6:1. The >100Bn Euro worth infrastructure assets that protect us from flooding in NSR, such as dykes, sluices and dams are ageing (many are 70-100y old) and often its performance is no longer at the desired level. The flood protection infrastructure needs renovation, adaptation, and maintenance all across NSR.
The overall objective of the FAIR project is to reduce flood risk across the NSR by demonstrating climate change adaptation solutions to improve the performance of flood protection infrastructure. FAIR demonstrates improved approaches for cost-effective upgrading and maintenance, optimising investments across national-system-asset levels, as well as applying adaptive, innovative technical designs.
The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is working in close cooperation with the agency for roads, bridges and waters (LSBG) in Hamburg. LSBG and TUHH will develop a process oriented sustainable maintenance system which covers the complete life cycle of flood protection constructions.

Project duration: Dec. 2015 – June 2020
Project co-ordination TUHH: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Fröhle
Project team TUHH: Dipl.-Ing. Suleman Shaikh
Dr.-Ing. Natasa Manojlovic
Project Partners:The Netherlands
Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)
UNESCO-IHE
Deltares
HHSK - Regional Water Authority Schieland and the Krimpenerweaard
Sweden
Länsstyrelsen Skåne - The County Administrative Board of Skane
Denmark
Kyskdirektoratet
Germany
TUHH - Institute of River and Coastal Engineering
LSGB - The agency of roads, bridges and waters, Ministry of Economy, Traffic and Innovation of the city of Hamburg
United Kingdom
Sayers and Partners
Belgium
Vlanderen - Afdeling Kust (MDK- Coastal Division, MDK)
Further Information: http://www.northsearegion.eu/fair/