To increase flood security, this will focus on integrated river basin management tools to support the change from hazard to risk management. These include tools that are reactive, e.g. flood (early) warning systems, flood proofing (e.g. engineered and eco-engineered flood abatement technologies; application of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), or preventative tools, e.g. river training, canal construction, dykes – including sensors to model dyke performance (both in situ and real time), hydraulic infrastructure (pumping stations, etc.). River basin management will focus on methods, decision support systems (DSS) and monitoring tools for assessing chemical and ecological water quality, encompassing land-use aspects, urbanization issues, industrial priority pollutants, technologies to promote natural processes in the river basin for storage of water and delay of run-off.