Message from 19. Juni 2024

Floods and heavy rain in Hemmingen: How everyone can protect themselves better

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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

NEws At a glance

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

HKC at the Day of Hydrology in Berlin

This year's Hydrology Day took place from 19 March to 21 March 2024 at Freie Universität Berlin on the topic of 'Hydrology in the Anthropocene' .

PARADeS Handbook: Flood Risk Management in Ghana. Results, products and recommendations from the project

The PARADeS project pursued a combination of research and development activities and institutional strengthening in Ghana.

Flood protection news: Flood protection work by the Lippeverband

New basin improves flood protection on the Hoppeibach - work by the Lippeverband starts around Easter and lasts until the end of the year.

WiWo - What is happening ? KAHR Infomobile record days

Welcome to our new format "With knowledge into the week - WiWo"! (German: "mit Wissen in die Woche - WiWo")