Precautionary Flood Protection in Europe

5-6 February 2003, Bonn

During the last two decades flooding events have been on the rise. Since August 2002 when the worst natural disaster in living memory hit Central and Eastern Europe, flooding has become one of the major problems within Europe. Effects included enormous damage to human infrastructure with significant economic consequences. In order to be better prepared for such disasters in the future, more precautionary measures have to be taken. Relevant policy areas should be reconsidered to integrate flood protection instruments into planning processes. Against this background, water directors and experts of the EU and the newly admitted states will meet at a workshop in Bonn to discuss issues including European spatial planning policy, integration of the WFD, as well as financing for flood protection and determining responsibilities for catastrophe response. 

Here you can download the Workshop Summary

  Summary Floods 2003 Conference


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