Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-layEred Safety
The effects of floodings increase every year in the North Sea Region, threatening multiple core functions of society. There will never be enough resources to protect every single citizen, but if we smartly join forces and combine resilience measures we can minimise impact. Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-layEred Safety, FRAMES in short, researched how Multi-Layer Safety (MLS) can improve the overall flood resilience of areas, communities and authorities. FRAMES is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.
Partners form the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have designated 15 pilots in areas which are comparable from geographic and demographic view, so monitoring generates new insights and solutions. In the FRAMES Wiki you can find more elaborate information and results of this project.
The Multi-Layer Safety Concept (MLS)
The MLS concept is a policy strategy that integrates measures for: prevention, mitigation via spatial planning and emergency response. These layers are traditionally managed by different authorities and sectors, but through MLS, the barriers are lifted and the stakeholders jointly apply the most effective combination of solutions. The MLS principles are being acknowledged by more and more authorities and practitioners across the NSR, but have thus far not been developed in a transnational way. The FRAMES partners are experimenting with MLS related concepts and will build on this experience to realise sustainable strateg¡es and improve the capacity of authorities and society to cope with flooding.