Tool risk reduction measures


Establishing and considering of local and regional land-use planning-image

Establishing and considering of local and regional land-use planning

  • Description
  • Fields of action
  • Synergies
  • Good practice examples
  • References

Land-use planning is an effective instrument to reduce future heavy rain risk. The heavy rain risk can decrease significantly, if changes of use, adjustments of use, restrictions of use or heavy rain-adapted construction and development in flood prone areas are considered in both phases of planning: formulation and implementation of plans. The power of the instrument is very limited for existing built up areas in hazardous locations.

Fields of action Buildings,Settlement areas,Farmland,Forests,Watercourses
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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