Message from 12. Juni 2024

Publication in the professional journal "Wasserwirtschaft" on the topic of heavy rainfall and drought.

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The network for holistic flood prevention and flood risk management


The Flood Competence Center (HKC) is a non-profit association from Germany that connects flood-affected citizens and stakeholders in flood risk management to build a unique network. The HKC was founded in 2007 and consists of almost 200 members and cooperations. The members of the HKC are composed of national and international institutions and municipalities, citizens and policy-makers, science and economy.


The HKC brings together science and practice for the purpose of holistic flood risk management, promoting sustainable development and the provision and transfer of expertise.

Use the knowledge of our network for your projects. We are glad to support you. Week look forward to welcoming you.












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Core fields of the HKC

The HKC effectively contributes to the development of practice-relevant knowledge by carrying out its own projects.
The extraordinary professional composition of  the HKC enables an extensive conception and implementation of such projects. 

The following pages provide information about our projects and the current state of implementation .

  • FIoodlabel • Prevent • Protect  

  • KAHR-Project

  • HKC Infomobil • Experience flood protection 

dates & EVENTS

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Publication in the professional journal "Wasserwirtschaft" on the topic of heavy rainfall and drought.

Horst Geiger published an article on "Heavy rainfall and drought - the consequences of climate change require responsible water management measures" in the last issue of the trade journal Wasserwirtschaft.

Deutschlandfunk: Interview on the subject of flooding and heavy rain: How to protect?

Interview with Jutta Lenz and the radio station Deutschlandfunk on the topic: Flooding, heavy rain: How to protect?

#WiWo - What's happening? The HKC at IFAT 2024 in Munich

The HKC was represented at this year's IFAT at the DWA stall in Munich!

DWA Topics - Resilience in flood and heavy rain risk management

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.