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I-storm - International Network for Storm Surge Barriers

Description:

I-storm principal aim is sharing experiences and transfer of knowledge on operational and functional management of large movable storm surge barriers in order to optimize the management of barriers by innovative management. This aim is being realised by organising a network which functions as a meeting place for Storm Surge Barrier Managers. In 2006 the network was formed and several activities have been taking place within the framework of the network. Each year a conference is organised in which barrier managers meet and discuss about different topics of similar interest. Besides, these annual conference meetings, which function like a meeting place for barrier managers more activities take place varying from simple phone calls, conference calls to field trips, traineeships and joint projects and setting up information facilities, which enables barrier managers to easily contact each other and find information on other barriers. The challenge of this network is to enable Storm Surge Barrier Managers to easily get in touch with each other on whatever subject related to the management of the storm surge barriers. This network also enables barrier managers to work together on common issues like the response to climate change, sea level rise and flood warning systems. At August 2012, the participating organisations and storm surge barriers in the network are: • Groot Salland Water Board (The Netherlands) for the Ramspol Barrier; • Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) for the Maeslant Barrier, Eastern Scheldt Barrier and associated Barriers; • Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia (Italy) e Consorzio Venezia Nuova (Italy) for the Venice Barrier/Mose project • UK Environment Agency (United Kingdom) for the Thames Barrier and associated Barriers • Ministry of Regional Development (Russian Federation) for the Flood protection Barrier of St. Petersburg.

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Websites:
Source:
I-storm web-site

Keywords

Storm surge barrier, coastal areas, flood warning system, knowledge transfer, network

Climate impacts

Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban

Geographic characterisation

Europe

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