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SMARTeST Smart Resilience: Technologies, Tools and Systems


The extent and consequences of recent flood events in Europe and worldwide showed that the existing flood defence structures do not guarantee a sufficient protection level for people and properties. Where defences exist, the residual risk will increase as the probability will increase that they fail or be overtopped by severe floods. In this unfavorably changing environment, a substantial rethinking of the existing strategies and paradigm shift from the traditional approaches is required in order to cope with future flooding in an adequate way. The market has seen the emergence of the flood resilience technology in recent years which involves the adaptation or construction of the buildings themselves, but it also includes the use of flood resilient technology that can be used to protect the building, including barriers, protection walls and flood products. The SMARTeST project built on the drive for Flood Resilient technology. The development of smart products that work within in system of flood resilience and can be modeled and implemented within the national regulations and policy is the basis of the project. Four technical work packages will address the key issues and guidance will be produced.

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The Building Research Establishment (UK)

Building Research Establishment (BRE), UK Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH), Germany Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), France University of Manchester (UNIMAN), UK University of Athens (NKUA), Greece Dion Toumazis & Associates (CYT), Cyprus Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), France Technical University of Delft (TUD), Netherlands Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UMP), Spain Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER), Germany
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