Tool risk reduction measures


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Linear protection measures

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

Linear protection measures help to direct the water to areas, where it does not cause harm. Such measures are flood protection dams, flood protection walls, mobile flood protection systems, water drains (enhancement, removal of obstacles), storm water drainage and culverts, emergency waterways, flood channels, road drainage in case of new constructions and refurbishment. They have in common that they need maintenance, training in operating to ensure the functional capability.

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.



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