Message from 17. Juli 2024

HKC Managing Director Georg Johann in an interview with WDR-Lokalzeit

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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  

  • KAHR-Project

  • HKC Infomobil • Experience flood protection 

dates & EVENTS

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

14. November 2024

Next Floodlabel Expert Training in November 2024 !

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

11. September 2024

DWA DikeDays

On 11 and 12 September, the DWA Dike Days will take place in Essen and provide an insight into the world of flowing waters!

NEws At a glance

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

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Floodlabel in Ghana

Current European flood-rich period exceptional compared with past 500 years

A new study by the TU Wien shows that "the past three decades were among the most flood-rich periods in Europe in the past 500 years, and that this period differs from other flood-rich periods in terms of its extent, air temperatures and flood seasonality."


The full article has been published in the nature and is there available for a fee.