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ETN-R: Program for European Terrestrial Network for River Discharge

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://etn-r.bafg.de/
Duration: 01/01/2006 - 31/12/2008

Aims of ETN-R project.

ETN-R aims at delivering the service of providing near real time river discharge and water level data from 30 national and trans-boundary European river basins (involving totally 35 countries) to the European Flood Alert System (EFAS) research project conducted at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC).

The project of developing ETN-R is funded initially for the three year period 2006-2008 by resources of the EC Programme: Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens (IDABC) managed by the EC Enterprise and Industry Directorate General (DG Enterprise).

About 30 European river basins considered in ETN-R project.

Keywords: Flood, Flood Risk Management, Forecast
ENT-R project (22.136 Bytes)
A reliable flood forecast in a river basin depends on the one hand on quality forecasts of meteorological variables such as precipitation, temperature and radiation, and, on the other hand, on the best possible definition of the antecedent hydrological conditions at the beginning of each forecast. These initial conditions include river discharges and water levels, soil moisture contents, groundwater levels, snow cover extent and water equivalent, and water levels in lakes and reservoirs. Of the latter, river discharge and water levels rank first with regard to reducing uncertainty in a flood forecasting scheme. This is where ETN-R comes into play.
Contact: Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC), the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)
Am Mainzer Tor 1
56068 Koblenz
Telephone: +49 261 1306 5224
Fax: +49 261 1306 5280
E-Mail: grdc@grdc.bafg.de
Website: http://grdc.bafg.de
Partner: Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hanover (www.hillmer-geobiology.de)
Oregon State University (http://terra.geo.orst.edu)
PAN Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan (www.ibch.poznan.pl)
Technical University Dresden, Lorhmann Laboratory (www.urz.tu-dresden.de)
University of Bonn (www.uni-bonn.de)
University of Greiswald (www.uni-greiswald.de)
University of Kassel, Centre for Environmental System Research (www.usf.uni-kassel.de/usf)
University of Hampshire, Water System Analysis Group (www.unh.edu)
University of Tokio (www.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
University of Washington (www.washington.edu)
Financed by: European Commission