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.












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  

  • KAHR-Project

  • HKC Infomobil • Experience flood protection 

dates & EVENTS

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

NEws At a glance

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

Flood protection news: Flood protection work by the Lippeverband

New basin improves flood protection on the Hoppeibach - work by the Lippeverband starts around Easter and lasts until the end of the year.

WiWo - What is happening ? KAHR Infomobile record days

Welcome to our new format "With knowledge into the week - WiWo"! (German: "mit Wissen in die Woche - WiWo")

On 7 and 8 March, the HKC e.V. visited the HPA in Hamburg to work on the further development of the FLOODLABEL for the Port of Hamburg.

Children's workshop on flood prevention

In January 2024, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe organised a children's workshop on flood prevention with MuKI Hagen, which was developed by HKC e.V. as part of the KAHR project.