Establishing and operating monitoring systems and forecast models
Continuous and long-term observation of natural phenomena increases the possibility of predicting them, estimating dangerous phenomena, and planning effective counteraction. Monitoring, forecasting and warning models and systems are usually established and operated by national institutions. They assure constant data collection, provision and quality control, as well as further development according to the state of the research. However, local or regional observation and monitoring may qualify such information or add additional information for decision making under time pressure in case of heavy rainfall events.
Check out the RAINMAN good practice examples:
- Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (Ed.) (2015): 1. Nationaler Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan [The first National Flood Risk Management Plan for Austria], URL: https://www.bmlrt.gv.at/wasser/wisa/hochwasserrisiko/rmp2015/risikomanagementplan/risikomanagementplan.html (22.06.2020): Monitoringsysteme, Prognosemodelle und Warnsysteme schaffen und betreiben
2nd overall update of the Upper Elbe Valley/Eastern Ore Mountains Regional Plan (draft statutes not yet approved), https://rpv-elbtalosterz.de, basic map: ©GeoSN