Tool risk reduction measures

100 RISK REDUCTION MEASURES

Light wells, flood defence windows, window shields and shutters, guide rails with waterproof seals

Relevant building openings can be protected against the entry of water by installing waterproof windows, shields and shutters, waterproof gates, or permanently installed self-rising floodgates.

Fields of action
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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READ MORE:

  • Hamburg Wasser (Ed.) (2012): Wie schütze ich mein Haus vor Starkregenfolgen?: ein Leitfaden für Hauseigentümer, Bauherren und Planer [How do I protect my house from the effects of heavy rain?: a guide for homeowners, builders and planners], URL: http://www.hamburg.de/contentblob/3540740/data/leitfaden-starkregen.pdf (20.03.2020): Aufkantungen an Lichtschächten, Aufkantungen an Kellereingängen, Barrieresysteme, Fensterklappen
  • Amt der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung (2015): Hangwassermanagement Maßnahmenkatalog [management of pluvial floods catalogue of measures] (unpublished brochure, online version accessible at URL: https://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/222593.htm): Sicherung von Gebäudeöffnungen
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David Lederer