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

LWI of TU Braunschweig visits HKC

Students from the Leichtweiss Institute of Hydraulic Engineering (LWI) at the Technical University of Braunschweig visited the HKC in Cologne as part of their excursion on 02.06.2023.

FLOODLABEL research results - "Wasser und Abfall"

In the June issue of the BWK's trade and association journal WASSER UND ABFALL, the HKC reports on research results on the FLOODLABEL from international projects and potential for Germany. As soon as the issue is officially published, the article will be linked here.

Jutta Lenz at the annual event of the AöW

The annual event of the Alliance of Public Water Management e.V. on April 27 was dedicated to the question of how the known challenges and strategy for a sustainable climate-adapted water management can be implemented: The relevance of adapted framework conditions as well as the formation and strengthening of intersectional actor networks was emphasized here under the motto "Think across the board and act locally". Our managing director Jutta Lenz accompained the event with an exciting presentation on the relevance of self-provisioning in the protection against floods and heavy rain.