The 6th Local Stakeholder Group was held in a warm and promising climate. The bodies that attended the meeting were:

  • Regional Development Fund of Attica
  • General Directorate for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Region of Attica
  • Managing Authority of Attica
  • Municipality of Fyli

The technical meeting took place on 20/05/2022, at the premises of Municipality of Fyli regarding the presentation of RDFA’s Action Plan.
An extensive reference was made to the Action that was designed to be implemented in the intervention area of the Municipality of Fyli of the Region of Attica, as also a mention to the BD4R partners, the objectives, the methodology and the main achievements of the project.
The title of Action that Region of Attica aims to implement is:

"Development of a pilot - research early warning system of flood in buffer zones"

The selection of the good practice, namely “Managing the risk of flooding on the Orleans Canal”, was based on its compatibility to the policy instrument, its contribution to the vision and goals of RoA and its transferability to Attica. Last but not least, it serves the implementation of different EU policies (water frame directive, climate change strategy, civil protection).
In order to successfully transfer this good practice in an area in Attica Region at least the following steps should be made:

  • Identification/selection of the area that faces similar issues to be addressed as the good practice selected: flooding history, an area or waterbody that would work as buffer zone
  • Mapping of the stakeholders: Competent authorities to manage the alert, e.g. warn citizens, take actions for reducing the risk of flooding, civil protection, etc; population affected in case of a flooding incidence; local associations or organizations
  • Contacting the competent authorities for managing the alert system, the risk flooding reduction, civil protection
  • Identify and address possible transferability issues
  • Identify appropriate project/projects within the policy instrument that it could be integrated into complementing its scope and objectives
  • Conducting tenders (services and supplies): interdisciplinary team of experts, technical data/specifications, implementation action schedule
  • Implementation of practice: Elaboration of studies/services provided (hydraulic model, forecasting module, technical specifications and installation, processing & management plan for the alert system)
  • Installation of systems
  • Monitoring results

The impact that is expected through the implementation of the Action mainly concerns:

  • Development and installation of alert system based on:
    a)    water level sensors and
    b)    a hydraulic model
  • Development of a forecasting module: Continuous critical rainfall calculation: modeling calculates soil water saturation by analyzing weather data and concluding the rain quantity likely to overflow
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Raising public awareness and citizen education
  • Flooding risk management and disaster risk reduction by the competent authorities

The LSG meeting was completed with discussion and proposals regarding the difficulties that arise during the planning and development of this Action, as well as the next steps of the project, concerning stakeholders participation in the Interregional Workshop that will take place on 15/06/2022 in Brussels.