Technical flood protection is required in addition to precautionary measures, in order to protect assets and people from floods in densely populated areas. The reason for this need is the population density in areas close to rivers and coasts and the heavy development of the immediate surroundings of the body of water.
Technical solutions can be roughly classified in 2 categories:
2. Building protection
As flooding events occur not only on flowing waters but also cause massive damage in coastal areas, structural protection must also be performed here. However, this sometimes differs considerably from the aforementioned measures and must therefore be covered separately.
Retention of water for flood mitigation