PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT
Risk perception is not the impediment to the implementation of NSMs that we considered it might be. Economic efficiency may be such an impediment, and that judging this efficiency is difficult and may be the reason for the low levels of measured efficiency. Most NSMs investigated are effective in the tasks that they are set, however, in terms of promoting public safety, recovery from flood events, and pre-flood risk reduction, especially spatial planning. However, take-up levels are often only poor, because of professional biases, inadequate policy strength, and limitations in the appraisal system, etc. Nevertheless, where there is the commitment to implementing NSMs (as in Scotland) they can be implemented.
The overall aim of FLOOD-ERA is to show how important steps towards effective and efficient flood risk management strategies in European Member States can be made through improving the evaluation of non-structural and structural measures under conditions of different risk perceptions of decision makers.
KEY CUSTOMER PURPOSE:
EU-Guideline on the assessment and improvement of management strategies and mitigation measures in the Member States.