Risks of heavy rain events are increasing all over central Europe. The devastating impact of extreme rainfalls ranks among the most significant natural risks.  RAINMAN aims to improve integrated management capacities of public authorities to mitigate heavy rain events and to reduce health and environmental damages. Partners and stakeholders from the regional, national and EU-level will jointly develop practice-oriented innovative methods and tools intended to map, assess and reduce heavy rain risks with the aim to cut down fatalities and damages.

The project will also implement innovative forecast and smart warning tools designed to increase the risk management, emergency responsiveness and mitigation capacities of public institutions responsible for the management of environmental risks. Ultimately, recommendations for the integration of heavy rain risks into the EU floods directive will be developed and presented to the EU working group on floods.

More information will follow in June 2017.