Kick-off Meeting for the EU project IMPREX

IMPREX kick-off in De Bilt, Netherland (photo courtesy of KNMI).

18.12.2015: From 30 November to 3 December the Kick-off Meeting for the EU project IMPREX took place in De Bilt, Netherlands. IMPREX „IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes“ aims to improve society’s ability to anticipate and respond to future hydrological extreme events in Europe.

IMPREX works across time-scales by focusing on both the quality of short-to-medium term predictions as well as the reliability of future climate projections. It does this by improving the representation of key processes in the current state-of-the-art forecasting systems in an application-oriented approach. Another aim of the project is to develop strategies for an improved risk management. As a key outreach product, a periodic hydrological risk outlook for Europe will be produced. GFZ primarily contributes to the project by developing a probabilistic multi-parameter flood loss model for residential buildings and companies.

Representatives of the 23 consortium members from the public and private sector as well as from universities and research institutions took part in the meeting. IMPREX is coordinated by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and awarded over four years by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

More information can be found on the IMPREX website>>