Tool risk reduction measures

100 RISK REDUCTION MEASURES

Flood protection certificates for buildings

Specialized flood risk building consultants (engineer or architect) bring in their technical knowledge and experience. They assess the physical flood vulnerability and determine the effects of implemented flood risk mitigation measures. In some countries standardised procedures might be available according to which the experts proceed and issue flood certificates stating risk status advice for additional protective measures to house owners. The certificate might be required for insurance rating purposes.

Fields of action
Emergency management, Buildings
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.

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Sabine Scharfe, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology