DWA Topics - Resilience in flood and heavy rain risk management

22. May 2024

The thematic volume provides an overview of the current status of the discussion on methodological approaches and examples in the field of "Resilience in flood and heavy rain risk management". It is part of the topic area "Adaptation to climate change" and includes initiatives such as "water-conscious urban development". The focus is on water management and engineering, without presenting the extensive literature on resilience in detail.

The sections explain key terms and describe qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessing resilience. Examples for determining resilience are presented and the effects of measures on resilience are explained. Finally, practical examples are listed that are intended to increase resilience in flood and heavy rain risk management, even if a clear distinction from classic flood risk management is not always possible.

Further information on the DWA topic booklet can be found here.