2. Session "Reflecting on own flood situation"

During the reflection phase we tackle the problem of complexity of urban flood management and built environment and you should identify your own role in flood risk management. Also, you should reflect on the relevant aspects of flood risk management starting with the physical processes in the catchment, but also on legal, social and institutional aspects.

 The main issues can be summarised in the following questions:


  •  The source/reasons of flood?

  •  How and when can a flood event occur?

  •  How can flood risk be assessed?

  •  How can probability of flooding be mitigated?

  •  What are the possibilities and constrains of mitigation measures for built environment?

  •  What is the role distribution of the key stakeholders considering their opportunities and constrains?

  •  What is the legal framework for flood risk management?


We’ll start with short presentation on the main issues addressing both, general problems but also the ones in your area. You can access the presented material anytime, please check the reference bar. The critical issues about the role distribution will be discussed. The authorities’ representatives will be available for discussion addressing the limits of institutional flood management and recognising the necessity for the involvement of other stakeholders.

The focus will be set on the regulation related to the public participation.( e.g. in Germany the §31 of the WHG). At the end, we hope to contribute to establishing mutual trust between the parties.










Self learning





Origin of flood problems in urban areas

How to model floods

Flood risk management (part 1)


Knowledge base:


Source of floods

What does the science say about it: mathematical models

What does the science say about it: S-P-R-C model



Virtual Trainer:


Sources of Flooding

Flood Risk Management