Tool risk reduction measures

100 RISK REDUCTION MEASURES

Generating operation regulations for pluvial flood endangered facilities: commercial and industrial plans

Pluvial flooding should be considered in areas at risk. Damages in facilities can be reduced significantly, e.g. due to placement of electric installations, as well as damages originating from facilities, e.g. storage of dangerous goods and material. Periodical coordination with civil protection helps to avoid environmental damages. Plans should accommodate the likely changes in precipitation and flooding patterns derived from climate change.

Fields of action
Buildings
Additionally to flood risk reduction by slowing and storing surface runoff, the measure has medium or high possible benefits for the following biophysical impacts and ecosystem services: Biodiversity preservation; Climate change adaptation and mitigation; Reduce pollutant sources; Intercept pollution pathways; Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery; Improve soils; Reduce peak temperature; Absorb and/or retain CO2 Water storage; Natural biomass production; Filtration of pollutants; Recreational opportunities; Aesthetic/cultural value

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