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The flood competence center

HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC) is a registered society, which brings together in a unique network people affected by flooding, politics, and the broadest range of flooding stakeholders. Through the dialogue that emerges, the work of HKC encourages local flood prevention and awareness.

At HKC, science and practice are brought together for the purpose of holistic flood prevention and therefore the sustainable development, provision and transfer of expertise.

The focus is on the formation and expansion of information networks as well as on preparation, development and implementation of projects, research schemes and studies on sustainable, economic and above all practice-oriented handling of the subject of flooding. The results should be made available to all interested parties, so an optimal information and communication platform is created for everyone affected by flood protection as well as interested people and institutions.

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HKC awarded the Erftverband's "Zukunftspreis"

Last week, the Erftverband awarded its Future Prize for the tenth time. The HKC is very pleased to be able to accept this socially important prize. The award was presented to Georg Johann, Jutta Lenz and Reinhard Vogt on behalf of the HKC staff.

09. + 10. Workshop of the research project KAHR

The flood disaster in summer 2021 in NRW and RLP hast shown how important a detailed situation picture is for an effective operational flood protection. As part of the work program "Optimization of Operational Flood Protection" in the research project KAHR of the TU Kaiserslautern and the research project "3D Situation Picture" of the Bauhaus University Weimar, we organize a workshop on "Data Collection and Information Systems for Successful Flood Risk Management"

How do I prepare for floods? - In conversation with VdS-Expert Bettina Falkenhagen

As an expert on flood risks, Bettina Falkenhagen will be speaking at the VdS conference "Natural Hazards and Elemental Damage" in Cologne on August 23, 2022. You can read an exciting interview with her in advance.