8.3 Deployment phase - description of key team members specific roles
8.4 Operational phase
8.4.1 Setting-up the module
8.4.2 Running of the module
8.5 On-site coordination – to be developed by Commission
8.5.1 Inside the EU
8.5.2 Outside the EU
8.6 Reporting/information exchange - to be drafted by the Commission
8.7 Local staff
8.8 Hand-over to a new team
8.9 End of mission
8.10 Handover (local authorities, UN, donation to other organisation)
8.11 After-deployment (debriefing, medical issues, psycho-sociologic support, equipment)
9. Additional issues
10. Annexes / Templates
Over the years water has affected and kiloled many people over the world as well as severely disrupted daily life for survivors. In Europe examples are the 1953 floods in the Netherlands and United Kingdom, the Odraer floods in 1997 as well as the 2007 floods in the UK. Worldwide, in 2008 cyclone Nargis (Burma) and in 2009 & 2010 the floods in Central Europe, Fiji, Tajikistan and Namibia reminded us all of the devastating power of water. The already existing risk of flooding and the impact of climate change worldwide and the Northen/Central Europe is expected to worsen this situation. This is the reason why the Czech Republic, the UK and the Netherlands wish to submit a proposal to strengthen the existing civil protection capabilities in this field.
In order to mitigate the devastating result in terms of loss of live as a result of flooding, developing EU civil protection capabilities on water search and rescue is fundamental. The existing capability available at European level is limited. It is therefore of the utmost importance to develop at EU-level response capacity and capabilities in the field of water Search and rescue.
A flood search and rescue capability must be very fast deploable to assure efficiency and to be ableto rescue lives.
In January 2010 the European commission agreed on a project to strengthening the EU civil protection response capabilities in the field of water search and rescue.
CZ, UK and the NLetherlands on behalf of the European Commission was mandated to organize the WaterSave.eu rapid response module. Part of the assignment is to describe these Standard Operational Procedures.
2. Purpose/objective of the module
purpose and intent of the Standard Operational Procedures (SOP’s) The SOP describes the WaterSave.EeuU as a European assistance unit for Search and Rescue in case of Flooding. The Guide is intended as a resource for all those directly or indirectly involved in the assistance unit.
The SOP is a working document, progressively updated and supplemented.
Anyone who works with this SOP is therefore asked to submit additions and suggestions for improvement by giving to the National commander of WaterSave.EUeu.
SOP and operational manual For WaterSave.euEU there will be a SOP and a operational manual exploited.
The operations manual provides information needed during deployment and practice. The SOP provides also the policy framework for WaterSave.euEU..
3. Task of personnel/ structure of the module detailed COMPOSITION OF WASAR TEAM