The ALFA project aims at protecting citizens in the North West Europe region against the effects of (the risk of) flooding due to climate changes.
All partners face the same problems and challenges due to climate change: creating new flood plains, their effects for inhabitants and their effects for the landscape. The technical adjustments that have to be made are also relatively new for all partners. Via transnational cooperation in developing and implementing policy measures in the project areas, knowledge and experiences will be shared between the six river catchments.
The project aim can be broken down into three objectives:
- To develop and implement innovative technical solutions for increased capacity for water storage or discharge in the project areas.
- To raise awareness and increase solidarity between citizens in upstream and downstream areas within river catchments in Europe through public involvement measures.
- To optimise social, economic and ecological benefits by preserving the current land use function in the project areas and combining this with desirable and suitable new functions, such as nature and recreation.