Nachricht vom 27. April 2023

Jutta Lenz at the annual event of the AöW

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The flood competence center

HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC) is a registered society, which brings together in a unique network people affected by flooding, politics, and the broadest range of flooding stakeholders. Through the dialogue that emerges, the work of HKC encourages local flood prevention and awareness.

At HKC, science and practice are brought together for the purpose of holistic flood prevention and therefore the sustainable development, provision and transfer of expertise.

The focus is on the formation and expansion of information networks as well as on preparation, development and implementation of projects, research schemes and studies on sustainable, economic and above all practice-oriented handling of the subject of flooding. The results should be made available to all interested parties, so an optimal information and communication platform is created for everyone affected by flood protection as well as interested people and institutions.

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HKC - Current dates AND EVENTS

Events & Dates

27. September 2023

LAND4FLOOD Conference 2023 "Land for flood risk management and resilience"

The IWRA Task Force Land4Flood Network will hold, in cooperation with IWRA (International Water Resources Association), its next Land4Flood conference in Dortmund, Germany, from September 27 to 29, 2023. The conference will be hosted by the “Land policy and land management" research group, part of the Department of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University.

23. Mai 2023, ab 18:30 Uhr

Adapting Governance and Infrastructure for Water Resilience - panel discussion in bonn

At the 23.05.2023 / 18:30 - 20:00 the Bonn Water Network hosts a panel discussion regarding Adapting Governance and Infrastructure for Water Resilience. The discussion is accompanied by HKC board member Mariele Evers and HKC managing director Georg Johann.

20. Mai 2023, ab 10:30 Uhr

09. Mai 2023

HKC - NEws At a glance


Jutta Lenz at the annual event of the AöW

The annual event of the Alliance of Public Water Management e.V. on April 27 was dedicated to the question of how the known challenges and strategy for a sustainable climate-adapted water management can be implemented: The relevance of adapted framework conditions as well as the formation and strengthening of intersectional actor networks was emphasized here under the motto "Think across the board and act locally". Our managing director Jutta Lenz accompained the event with an exciting presentation on the relevance of self-provisioning in the protection against floods and heavy rain.


PARADeS - Workshop: Training of experts with the FLOODLABEL in Accra, Ghana

On April 19 + 20, the workshop "Training of Experts" took place in Accra, Ghana, in the context of the PARADeS project. The focus of the workshop was the trial of a new concept for the training of experts, decision-makers and policy-makers. Through the pilot workshop, local flood risk management professionals, specialists and policy makers were provided with advanced and specific knowledge, skills and practical experience.

UN Water Conference 2023: Water security and early warning systems for all people

On the occasion of World Water Day, the UN Water Conference was again held in New York from March 22-24. In addition to a look at the current state, climate justice and perspectives for globally equitable, safe and sustainable water security, goals were also set for flood protection: By 2027, every person in the world should be protected by early warning systems against natural disasters.