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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.












Topics and projects

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  

  • Floodlabel • Iran   

  • Floodlabel • Ghana

  • KAHR-Project

  • HKC Infomobil • Experience flood protection 

dates & EVENTS

Here you will find upcoming dates & events of the HKC and related events of interest

16. November 2023, ab 10:00 Uhr

Floodlabel expert training WebCourse DWA/HKC

On November 16 and 17, a training course for floodlabel experts will be held online in cooperation with the DWA.

08. November 2023, ab 09:00 Uhr

Flood Day in Dortmund

On November 8, 2023, the DWA Flood Day will be held in Dortmund in cooperation with Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband. Under the title "Floods and heavy rainfall in densely populated urban areas", the views of water management and disaster control will be presented and discussed in detail.

17. Oktober 2023, ab 09:00 Uhr


On October 17, HKC will host a symposium on the topic "The future is EVENT-rich, let's be prepared". The event will take place in the Stadthaus West in Cologne Deutz - registrations are now possible (until 30.09.2023) by mail to info@hkc-online.de. Embedded in the program of the symposium, the 17th general meeting of the HKC will be held at the same time.

27. September 2023

LAND4FLOOD Conference 2023 "Land for flood risk management and resilience"

The IWRA Task Force Land4Flood Network will hold, in cooperation with IWRA (International Water Resources Association), its next Land4Flood conference in Dortmund, Germany, from September 27 to 29, 2023. The conference will be hosted by the “Land policy and land management" research group, part of the Department of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University.

NEws At a glance

Here you will find news of the HKC and of related subjects of interest

LWI of TU Braunschweig visits HKC

Students from the Leichtweiss Institute of Hydraulic Engineering (LWI) at the Technical University of Braunschweig visited the HKC in Cologne as part of their excursion on 02.06.2023.

FLOODLABEL research results - "Wasser und Abfall"

In the June issue of the BWK's trade and association journal WASSER UND ABFALL, the HKC reports on research results on the FLOODLABEL from international projects and potential for Germany. As soon as the issue is officially published, the article will be linked here.

Jutta Lenz at the annual event of the AöW

The annual event of the Alliance of Public Water Management e.V. on April 27 was dedicated to the question of how the known challenges and strategy for a sustainable climate-adapted water management can be implemented: The relevance of adapted framework conditions as well as the formation and strengthening of intersectional actor networks was emphasized here under the motto "Think across the board and act locally". Our managing director Jutta Lenz accompained the event with an exciting presentation on the relevance of self-provisioning in the protection against floods and heavy rain.