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

Programme recommendation: "Living with weather extremes" on ZDF

Today we have a special message for you!

The HKC's Infomobile will be featured in a guest contribution on the ZDF programme Planet-e. The topic of the programme is "Living with weather extremes" with a focus on floods and flooding caused by heavy rain. The programme will be broadcast on Sunday, 17.09.2023 at 15.45 on ZDF!

News from the office

At the end of the month, our long-time student assistant Lukas has unfortunately left HKC. We thank him very much for the good cooperation and wish him all the best for the future! 
In addition, two new student assistants have started their work at the HKC. We would like to welcome Henry and Jacqueline to our team!

3rd Science-Practice Dialogue for Reconstruction in "Rheinland-Pfalz"2023

On June 15, 2023, the third science-practice dialogue for the reconstruction of flood-affected regions took place. In the Reinhalle in Remagen, scientists of the KAHR project discussed together with representatives of the district of Ahrweiler, the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility, Rhineland-Palatinate and the head of the Trauma Support Center Ahrweiler.

KAHR project: Children's booklet - Children learn about flood prevention in a playful way

We are pleased to present the children's booklet that was developed within the project KAHR, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): With the aim of promoting risk awareness and early creative interaction with possible solutions, we want to teach children in a playful way the way from hazard recognition to holistic flood prevention.