Tool risk reduction measures


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Flood barrier systems

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

Flood barrier systems consist of rails (angle brackets, which are installed next to the front door, for example) and dam beams, which are inserted into these rails. In the time of need this can be done quickly. The bottom of the dam bar has to be sealed. The suitability of the measure might be limited for risk reduction in case of heavy rainfall as they happen unexpectedly and suddenly. Operational readiness requires precautionary behavioural measures, training for quick activation and regular maintenance of the system.

Fields of action Buildings,Settlement areas
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