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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

PARADeS - Workshop: Training of experts with the FLOODLABEL in Accra, Ghana

On April 19 + 20, the workshop "Training of Experts" took place in Accra, Ghana, in the context of the PARADeS project. The focus of the workshop was the trial of a new concept for the training of experts, decision-makers and policy-makers. Through the pilot workshop, local flood risk management professionals, specialists and policy makers were provided with advanced and specific knowledge, skills and practical experience.

Land4FloodConference: 16th April Deadlinie for submitting abstracts

The TU University Dortmund invites academics, policy makers, water managers, spatial planners, lawyers, and other stakeholders involved in spatial flood risk management to submit an abstract for oral presentations for the conference. Submission deadline is April 16th, 2023. Presentations on dealing with the implementation of natural water retention measures on private property are welcome. 

UN Water Conference 2023: Water security and early warning systems for all people

On the occasion of World Water Day, the UN Water Conference was again held in New York from March 22-24. In addition to a look at the current state, climate justice and perspectives for globally equitable, safe and sustainable water security, goals were also set for flood protection: By 2027, every person in the world should be protected by early warning systems against natural disasters.