The SMARTeST project was funded under the European Union’s FP7 Research Programme, in the area Technologies for improved safety of the built environment in relation to flood events. These technologies so called flood resilient technologies (FRe Technologies) may be used for:
- Dry-proofing building sealing: The principle is to prevent floodwater from flowing into the building by limiting the water entries in the building.
- Dry proofing building shielding: The principle is to prevent floodwater from flowing into a defined area by using perimeter flood barriers.
- Wet-floodproofing is defined as a strategy that permits water to enter a property, but uses a resilient approach to design and construction to avoid damage.