|Type of Structure:||network / framework activity|
|Regional Scope:||continental in the area: Europe|
|Duration :||1999 to present|
|Contact Address:||Prof. André Musy
General information and objectivesThe Umbrella project SPONGE is a cluster of 13 innovative, transnational, mutually consistent and complementary projects on flood risk assessment by developing instruments to support the spatial planning process and to enhance public awareness. The focal points in IRMA-SPONGE are: to enhance a transnational, integrated, innovative and transferable approach to flood risk management by developing and demonstrating methodologies and tools or risk and vulnerability assessment; and to provide a platform for interaction between the scientific community and water management and spatial planning authorities to establish a direct involvement of the end users in tool- and product development and to promote public awareness.