Message from 16. Februar 2024

Children's workshop on flood prevention

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The network for holistic flood prevention and flood risk management


The Flood Competence Center (HKC) is a non-profit association from Germany that connects flood-affected citizens and stakeholders in flood risk management to build a unique network. The HKC was founded in 2007 and consists of almost 200 members and cooperations. The members of the HKC are composed of national and international institutions and municipalities, citizens and policy-makers, science and economy.


The HKC brings together science and practice for the purpose of holistic flood risk management, promoting sustainable development and the provision and transfer of expertise.

Use the knowledge of our network for your projects. We are glad to support you. Week look forward to welcoming you.












Topics and projects

Core fields of the HKC

The HKC effectively contributes to the development of practice-relevant knowledge by carrying out its own projects.
The extraordinary professional composition of  the HKC enables an extensive conception and implementation of such projects. 

The following pages provide information about our projects and the current state of implementation .

  • FIoodlabel • Prevent • Protect  

  • Floodlabel • Iran   

  • Floodlabel • Ghana

  • KAHR-Project

  • HKC Infomobil • Experience flood protection 

dates & EVENTS

Here you will find upcoming dates & events of the HKC and related events of interest

19. Marz 2024

14. Marz 2024

UPDATE: Next Floodlabel Expert Training in March 2024 !

The next FLOODLABEL expert training will take place in March 2024!

07. Marz 2024, ab 13:00 Uhr

10.WATER DIALOGUE: Waters in a changing climate - the future is now!

On 7 March 2023, the 10th Water Dialogue on the topic "WATERS in climate change - the future is now!" will be held by Gewässer-Experten as a hybrid event (online in Zoom and on site in Siegburg at KSI).

NEws At a glance

Here you will find news of the HKC and of related subjects of interest

Good news for policyholders: SparkassenVersicherung takes out FLOODLABEL for businesses

The FLOODLABEL provides an excellent basis for risk assessment and better precautions for one's own property: now SparkassenVersicherung's commercial customers can look forward to additional flood protection services

Final report of the ExTrass project on resilience strengthening in urban areas

The effects of increasing extreme weather events are coming more and more into focus - how can the resulting challenges be dealt with, especially in urban areas? What are the possibilities for adaptation?

These and other questions were addressed by the research project ExTrass

Donation Delivery at Levana-School 20.07.2022

We meet Kathrin Römermann on July 20 in front of the Levana School Ahrweiler, which she took over in the summer 2020. The flood was over a year ago, but there is still no sign of reconstrution. Ms. Römermann shows us the school through the construction fence - classromms, assembly hall, swimming pool. 

In the past, the school was a place of community, but today no one learns here anymore. The 100 students and 60  teachers have been housed in two Neuwied schoole since their school was destroyed.