Decommissioning of farmland and forest roads-image

Decommissioning of farmland and forest roads

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Small (unsealed) roads within forests and on farmland often cause surface runoff and erosion or they are damaged themselves in case of heavy rain. Furthermore, the road density can have a decisive influence on the water drainage of larger areas. Existing road network within forests and on farmland should be checked for its necessity and decommissioned if possible and necessary for reduction of pluvial flood risk. Desealing and improvement of infiltration can be aim of land consolidation processes.

Fields of action Farmland,Forests
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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