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.
you can download the Workshop Summary
Floods 2003 Conference