Message from 03. Dezember 2023

Recommendation: Nürnberger Wasserbau-Symposium 

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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

07. Februar 2024, ab 13:00 Uhr

FgHW-Lunchbreak Sessions 2024

For 2024, the Lunchbreak Sessions are also planned, which were introduced last year under the leadership of Prof Dr Robert Jüpner as a new offering of the Hydrological Sciences Association (FgHW) in the DWA.

23. November 2023, ab 13:00 Uhr

Online Final Conference of the PARADeS Project

On 23 November 2023 from 13:00 to 17:00, the online final conference of the PARADeS project will be held on the theme: 'Managing Flood Disaster Risk in Ghana - Findings, Products and Recommendations'.

NEws At a glance

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

Training on the subject of "Backwater protection" at the Kessel company

Last Wednesday, our Infomobil consulting team gathered for a training session on the topic of "backwater protection" at the Kessel company. The training gave our team the opportunity to learn more about the topic, clarify open questions and keep up to date with the latest developments.


New cooperation agreement with the polder company Hafen Hamburg !

We are now pleased to announce again separately that the Poldergesellschaft Hafen Hamburg and the HKC have entered into a cooperation agreement. 

Review of the HKC Symposium

On 17.10.2023, our symposium on the topic " Die Zukunft ist EREIGNIS-reich, lasst uns vorbereitet sein" (The future is EVENT-rich, let's be prepared) took place in the Stadthaus West in Cologne-Deutz under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers (Institute of Geography at the University of Bonn). In addition to exciting lectures, workshops and exhibitors, the 17th HKC General Meeting also was held.

The HKC at the 38th BWK Federal Congress "Water and Waste" in Schwerin

From 20 September to 23 September 2023, the 38th BWK Federal Congress on the topic of "Water and Waste" took place in Schwerin.