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

HKC awarded the Erftverband's "Zukunftspreis"

Last week, the Erftverband awarded its Future Prize for the tenth time. The HKC is very pleased to be able to accept this socially important prize. The award was presented to Georg Johann, Jutta Lenz and Reinhard Vogt on behalf of the HKC staff.

09. + 10. Workshop of the research project KAHR

The flood disaster in summer 2021 in NRW and RLP hast shown how important a detailed situation picture is for an effective operational flood protection. As part of the work program "Optimization of Operational Flood Protection" in the research project KAHR of the TU Kaiserslautern and the research project "3D Situation Picture" of the Bauhaus University Weimar, we organize a workshop on "Data Collection and Information Systems for Successful Flood Risk Management"

How do I prepare for floods? - In conversation with VdS-Expert Bettina Falkenhagen

As an expert on flood risks, Bettina Falkenhagen will be speaking at the VdS conference "Natural Hazards and Elemental Damage" in Cologne on August 23, 2022. You can read an exciting interview with her in advance.