Welcome to Floods Portal

The European Floods Portal brings together information on river floods and flood risk in Europe, resulting from ongoing research within the “Floods” Action at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, as well as from public available information from EU countries.

Ongoing floods


Ongoing floods Based on a close collaboration with European Hydrological Services and the Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) in Koblenz, Germany, an overview of the current floods in Europe is made through the European Terrestrial Network for River Discharge (ETN-R)
The map is based on near-realtime river measurements, automatically transfered by the National Hydrological Centres, via the GRDC, to the JRC.
The map shows the locations, where river levels exceed critical thresholds.

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EFAS flood forecasts


The European Floods Awareness System (EFAS) is an early flood warning system complimentary to national and regional systems. It provides the national institutes and the European Commission with information on possible river flooding to occur within the next 3 or more days.
Since flood warning is a Member State responsibility, only archived flood warnings can be made publically available.
The realtime warnings are made available to the national partner institutes only.

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Team - Team
Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013

Ad de Roo is Action Leader of the Weather Driven Natural Hazards activity on floods. He is a senior scientist with a PhD in Physical Geography on... Read more...
Ongoing Floods - Global Ongoing Floods
Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Dartmouth Flood Observatory provides daily global flood overviews based on space-based measurements of surface water, for research, educational,... Read more...
Team - Former colleagues
Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Lorenzo Alfieri graduated as a Civil Engineering in 2004 at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, with a thesis in collaboration with the ETH of Zurich... Read more...
EFAS documents - EFAS partners
Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012

EFAS user information interface
Updated on Monday, 06 February 2012

The European Flood Awareness System provides probabilistic flood alert information more than 48 hours in advance to National Authorities. It... Read more...

Current news on Floods (In preparation)


A selection of news from the press on floods in Europe is presented here, which is updated daily.
News can be browsed for specific countries selected by the user from the news map.
The news is extracted from the Internet using JRC's Media Monitoring software EMM

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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 09:36