The Interreg Euro-Med LocAll4Flood project met in Vic to keep working on flash flood response capacity. The first in-person LocAll4Flood project meeting – taking place between the 08th and 09th of April 2024 in Vic (Barcelona/Spain), at the BETA technological Centre within the Balmes University Foundation – was the official kick-off event inaugurating the project’s journey for the next 30 months.

The LocAll4Flood project partnership, coordinated by the UVIc-UCC/BETA, gathered to continue the work on the development of a new integrated governance model to improve the management of flash floods in the Mediterranean. Financed by the Interreg Euro-MED programme, the project will benefit of the cooperation of 8 project partners representing 6 med-countries (Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain).

Floods caused by rivers that generally have low or intermittent flows represent a major threat in the Mediterranean region. At the same, climate change exacerbates this situation arising the need to improve prevention, adaptation and mitigation measures especially in small-basin areas and islands.

Following the project launch on last January, the project partners already started to define the necessary actions that will be carried out in 9 pilot catchment areas in 6 vulnerable regions particularly sensitive to flash floods – among which there is the Maltese one managed by the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) – where prevention actions will be applied for the development of specific hydro-meteorological forecasting tools and early warning systems (EWS). In addition, educational and awareness-raising activities will be executed as a tool to improve the response capacity of citizens and authorities to these events.

In fact, the new governance model of LocAll4Flood will be created from an integrated bottom-up perspective with the aim to involve as many stakeholders as possible in improving flash flood management risk.

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