With the aim to gather various experts and unite their efforts in flood management, the DAREnet Croatian Project partner, National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS) has organized conference named “Good practices, innovations, and development of flood defense system“ on 11th December 2018 in Vukovar.
In three panels: “Catastrophic floods – Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction“, “Stakeholders, methods, procedures an technology in flood defense“ and “Transboundary/international cooperation in water management“, experts from Croatian Waters (legal entity for water management); Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service; Croatian Red Cross; Croatian Mountain Rescue Service; International Sava River Basin Commission; RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation; Vukovarsko – Srijemska County and Corus Company (with their „Water To Fight Water“ innovative flood protection method) had their presentations which were basis for fruitful discussions scheduled after each panel. More than 50 participants – from expert level, local and regional self-government to general public, has recognized this event as a valuable opportunity for networking and exchange of best practices. The main focus of the conference was on DAREnet “RDI topics” and also, general presentation of the project was held with an invitation for active involvement. As the product of this conference, “Book of proceedings“ will be published online and available to all project partners and interested parties as a tool for transfer of national knowledge and experiences in flood defense, such as RESCUE 3 training courses (water safety and rescue/powerboat operations), Danube ice floods, innovation solutions, flood prevention, etc.
The event was covered by Croatian National television, the report is accessible at https://bit.ly/2QOrNGh.