Tool risk reduction measures


Infiltration belts (grass) and buffer strips (permanent vegetation)

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

Infiltration belts should be projected on slopes in the direction of a contour. In the vicinity of reservoirs, watercourses and built-up areas they protect them against penetration with eroded material. Buffer strips offer good conditions for effective water infiltration and slowing of surface runoff. Hedges across long, steep slopes intercept and slow surface run-off water before it builds into damaging flow, particularly when there is a buffer strip alongside.

Fields of action Settlement areas,Farmland
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.



Výzkumný ústav vodohospodářský T. G. Masaryka. v.v.i.