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Regional Development and Flood Protection in River Basins

Date 2017.10.23

Project of the research programme "MORO"

The "Regional Development and Flood Protection in River Basins" demonstration project was aimed at exploring innovative management approaches and building blocks for integrated strategies in regional planning, regional development and flood risk management. A first phase was focussed on the Elbe drainage basin. In the course of the preparatory work undertaken by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) for a possible federal spatial development plan for flood protection (BRPH), the analytical activities were expanded to additional river basin units. The project resulted in recommendations for action to improve the integration of flood prevention in regional planning. Highlighted in addition to this were the interfaces with the flood risk management and the stimuli arising from flood prevention for sustainable regional development.

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