Predefining of runoff pathways through subsidiary buildings-image

Predefining of runoff pathways through subsidiary buildings

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

If water cannot (or can only insufficiently) be prevented from entering the building, predefined flow routes in the building may help to minimise the damage. Ideally, provisions should be made for relief openings in the building to ensure that the water can flow away.

Fields of action Buildings
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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  • Amt der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung (2015): Hangwassermanagement Maßnahmenkatalog [management of pluvial floods catalogue of measures] (unpublished brochure, online version accessible at URL: Abflusswege durchs Nebengebäude

Yvonne Spira, Umweltbundesamt