Joint Polish-German-Czech Report of the Flood in August 2010 at the Lusatian Neisse as part of the preliminary flood risk assessment

Project information

Index: 0684R2
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location GERMANY SACHSEN Dresden Dresden Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010/10/01
End: 2010/10/31

Topic of the practice

- flood analysis - part of the preliminary flood risk assessment - flood risk management

Good Practice Information

At the beginning of August 2010 the catchment area of the Lusatian Neisse was affected by a flood disaster. Especially in the upper catchment area of the Lusatian Neisse on Czech and Polish territory intense heavy rain at 07 and 08 August 2010 caused flash floods with devastating effects. There were water levels, which have not been observed at this level for over 100 years.
Within the Working Group on „Flood" (G 2) of the International Commission for the Protection of the Oder (ICPO) has been agreed that a report first by an external trilateral Polish-Czech-German working group will be developed. A first analysis of flood events from early August 2010 in the Lusatian Neisse took place in the report.

Evidence of success

'- a joint product from experts in 3 different countries
- immediate cooperation on a professional level
- demonstration of further investigation on Polish, German and Czech side
- part of the preliminary flood risk assessment under Article 4 of the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC)

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Petra Walther

Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology

Annex completed on: 01-09-2012

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