IMRA – “Integrative flood risk governance approach for improvement of risk awareness and increased public participation”IMRA was a research project in the framework of the 2nd ERA-Net CRUE Research Funding Initiative. It was financed by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, D), the Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (BMLFUW, A) and the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA, I).
Project Management, Disseminazione, protezione civile, pianificazione territoriale, rischio ambientale
The overarching goal of the IMRA project was to influence and change risk perception and real decision-making by actively involving stakeholders and the public in three case study areas of three different river basin districts in Europe. The whole process of assessing and managing flood risk has been reorganised following the risk governance concept for participatory flood risk management, developed during the IMRA project. The main outcome is a the IMRA handbook “Planning and implementing communication and public participation processes in flood risk management – Procedural guidelines and toolbox of methods, published in English, German and Italian. T6 was actively involved in the research, development and evaluation of the IMRA concept as well as in the organisation and implementation of the Italian case study in the Chiascio river basin. In addition it co-ordinated the dissemination activities and, in particular, the writing of the IMRA handbook “Planning and implementing communication and participation processes in flood risk management”. The handbook offers procedural guidelines in a step-by-step approach and a toolbox of methods for institutions which are involved in the implementation of flood risk management plans and measures. It can be downloaded at the project website.