Publié le : 23/04/2017
The European Center for Flood Risk Prevention (CEPRI) is a non-governmental organization founded on December 1, 2006. It was created at the behest of several local authorities, notably the Council of Loiret, in partnership with the French State.
Before the Centre was founded, there was a lack of coordination and dialogue between local governments and the State on the subject of flood prevention. In the past, most local governments worked in a virtual vacuum, without sharing their experiences with their peers. Moreover, the State had trouble gathering information on what was happening on the ground, which resulted in measures that were ill adapted to local realities.
With CEPRI, this void is now filled. CEPRI has managed to create a well-oiled network and become an indispensable intermediary between local governments and the State that advocates on their behalf on the issue of flood prevention and management. Among its varied activities, CEPRI publishes methodological guides and reports that regroup the best techniques from around France and Europe.
Our main mission is to provide technical and scientific support to local governments concerning flood prevention in management in France and in Europe.
In order to accomplish this mission, CEPRI has set the following goals:
- Share the best flood prevention techniques and develop pedagogical tools in the field of flood prevention, via the publication of methodological guides and reports.
- Support local governments as they apply European and national legislation as well as guide them through the necessary steps while providing innovative solutions.
- Foster a forum where knowledge, information and successful approaches can be openly exchanged among the major players in flood prevention.
- Provide technical support and expertise to local, national, and European organisms that will modernize their vision of flood risk management and inspire them to build more resilient cities.
- Guide the national government through the various regulatory changes such as flood directives, the national catastrophe reimbursement reform, cost-benefit analyses, the dangers of dykes and barrages, Urban Master Planning Units, natural disaster prevention plans, etc.
We invite you to browse our annual reports, which summarize the concrete work achieved by the organization. You may find them here:
CEPRI has three main sources of funding:
- CEPRI membership fees.
- Partnerships with public or private entities on specific projects.
- National and local government funding.