Prospective risk management: a review of German legislation targeting integral flood management

Rehbach, Jakob and Hinsberger, Inés (2008). Prospective risk management: a review of German legislation targeting integral flood management. UNU-EHS Working Paper. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Rehbach, Jakob
    Hinsberger, Inés
    Title Prospective risk management: a review of German legislation targeting integral flood management
    Series Title UNU-EHS Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 7
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Language eng
    Abstract

    How should legislations be structured to effectively deal with flood risks? This latest working paper reviews the German flood protection guidelines, rules, and norms using local examples for illustration. Flood management in Germany is linked to local and national legislation and trends on the European legislation level. The German flood management can be used as an example for all countries dealing with this risk. The lesson to be learned from this analysis is that in order to efficiently protect terrain and the livelihoods of communities from flooding, all levels of government, from federal to municipal, must adapt their building norms and land use practices, work together and need to follow the same rules.

    Keyword German flood protection
    Risk management
    Flood management
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2008
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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