Flood prevention

The River Elbe during a flood in the Elbe Biosphere Reserve

In the past, flood protection was often strongly focused on technical measures. Sustainable flood prevention focuses more on natural flood protection, addresses the causes of floods, restricts the use of land along rivers and raises awareness of natural hazards among the population. read more


Flood warning

Warning of Flooding.

Informing the population about the current flood situation is of crucial importance for a functioning emergency response. People in flood-prone areas can only prepare themselves appropriately in the event of an acute incident if they are quickly and comprehensively informed about the situation and possible dangers. The article compiles important sources of information. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment