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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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Good news for policyholders: SparkassenVersicherung takes out FLOODLABEL for businesses

The FLOODLABEL provides an excellent basis for risk assessment and better precautions for one's own property: now SparkassenVersicherung's commercial customers can look forward to additional flood protection services

Final report of the ExTrass project on resilience strengthening in urban areas

The effects of increasing extreme weather events are coming more and more into focus - how can the resulting challenges be dealt with, especially in urban areas? What are the possibilities for adaptation?

These and other questions were addressed by the research project ExTrass

Donation Delivery at Levana-School 20.07.2022

We meet Kathrin Römermann on July 20 in front of the Levana School Ahrweiler, which she took over in the summer 2020. The flood was over a year ago, but there is still no sign of reconstrution. Ms. Römermann shows us the school through the construction fence - classromms, assembly hall, swimming pool. 

In the past, the school was a place of community, but today no one learns here anymore. The 100 students and 60  teachers have been housed in two Neuwied schoole since their school was destroyed.