Resilience measures

Name Definition
Dwelling mound A dwelling mound is an artificial hill made from earth, created to provide safe ground ...
Floodwall A floodwall is a primarily vertical artificial barrier designed to temporarily contain the water of ...
Storm surge barrier Storm surge barriers are hard engineered structures with a primary function of preventing coastal flooding. ...
Urban forest and park An urban forest is a forest or a collection of trees that grow within a ...
Sandbag wall A sandbag is a bag or sack made of hessian / burlap, polypropylene or other ...
Deculverting of watercourses This activity involves techniques to resolve the issues created by culverted watercourses. This is predominantly ...
Gutter A gutter is a non-permeable open drain to collect transport rainwater. Usually a gutter runs ...
Unused sewers Many towns and cities have large numbers of unused sewers. It is often too expensive ...
Increase of infiltration capacity Improving the soil infiltration capacity means improving the permeability of the soil. If the infiltration ...
Check valve A check valve or non-return valve is installed in pipes which are vulnerable for backflow ...
Multi-layer safety as a central concept for flood protection The central concept for the revised water safety policy is formed by 'multi-layer safety'. In ...
Freestanding barrier These modular systems are made of impermeable materials and are joined together to form a ...
Wharf Wharf is the oldest term in English referring to port structures. It denotes any structure ...
Bioretention area A bioretention area is a stormwater treatment system that is a depression integrated into the ...
Flood control dam A flood control dam is a dam built to catch surface runoff and stream water ...
Public awareness, information, education and communication Inform local citizens and visitors about the major hazards through public meetings, flyers, website, training, ...
Pond A pond is a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually ...
Flood proof infrastructure Evacuation routes and infrastructure in cities that are prone to flooding need to be flood ...
River Training River training refers to the structural measures which are taken to improve a river and ...
Network of waterways A network of waterways is mainly focused on connecting water bodies which are located near ...
Increased capacity of sewer/drainage system Increasing the capacity of the sewer/drainage system increases the ability of the system to drain ...
Raised kerb Kerb or curb is the edge of the pavement at the side of the road. ...
Safety margins in new investment Uncertainties in climate change make it difficult to predict precisely the required degree of protection. ...
Dike A dike or levee is an elongated artificially constructed embankment, which protects low-lying areas against ...
Breakwater Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect a ...
Filter trench Filter trenches are shallow excavations filled with rubble or stone that create temporary subsurface storage ...
Buildings as flood defence New and existing buildings in flood risk areas can be used as flood defence. The ...
Permeable paving Permeable paving is a range of sustainable materials and techniques for permeable pavements with a ...
Floodplain excavation Floodplain excavation is a measure by which gradual height increase caused by sedimentation on flood ...
Monitoring and flood forecasting through partnerships Organizing and recording partnerships between the various actors so that optimal responsiveness of the population ...
Fascine A fascine is a bundle of sticks or brushwood used in construction, generally to strengthen ...
Artificial sand dunes and dune rehabilitation Naturally occurring sand dunes are wind-formed sand deposits representing a store of sediment in the ...
Polder A polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments (barriers) known as dikes ...
EU Flood Risk Management Directive EU adopted the Flood Risk Management Directive. Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of ...
Wet-floodproofing technology Wet-floodproofing can be an appropriate approach to improve the flood resilience of new and existing ...
Emergency operation centre and personnel An Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is a central location where response personnel can coordinate and ...
Canal and rill Canals and rills are open surface water channels with hard edges. They are simply channels ...
Multi-functional flood defences Multifunctional Flood Defences (MFD) is a newly developed concept to optimize allocation of urban space ...
Filter strip Filter strips are gently sloping, vegetated strips of land that provide opportunities for slow conveyance ...
Retention of rainwater in the vicinity of a roundabout In case of an extreme event the surface runoff is conveyed by the streets to ...
Dry-floodproofing technology Dry floodproofing is a method of flood preparation that involves building designs and material choices ...
Floating road Road transport infrastructure and evacuation routes that are prone to flooding need to be flood ...
Stormwater harvesting system Stormwater harvesting (SWH) consists in collecting, storing and reusing stormwater collected from drains or creeks, ...
Municipal flood control plan The municipal plan expresses the shared goals, objectives and priorities of a community and allows ...
Frame barrier Frame barriers consist of rigid frames with impermeable membranes or sections spanning between them. They ...
Rainwater storage beneath sports fields One option for creating additional water storage facilities is storing in underground crates. This is ...
Building relocation A building relocation is the process of moving a building from one location to another. ...
Creation of a second dike line A second dike line is created by building other dikes, mostly bigger dikes, on the ...
Revetment Revetments are sloping structures placed on banks or cliffs in such a way as to ...
Wetland and wetland restoration A wetland (Natural or Constructed/Artificial) is a land area that is saturated with water, either ...
Water square The water square combines water storage with the improvement of the quality of urban public ...
Family emergency planning Disasters and emergencies such as floods can affect people in any part of the world ...
Vulnerability assessment Vulnerability assessment is important in to consider in risk management and flood damage assessment. Researches ...
Hydrological and Meteorological Observatory Hydrological and Meteorological Observatory is an observation service dedicated to long-term monitoring of climatological and ...
Weir A weir is a barrier across a river designed to alter the flow characteristics. In ...
Flood forecasting and early warning Flood forecasting is an important component of flood warning. Flood forecasting involves prediction of water ...
Dike relocation A new dike is built further away from the river or the coast after which ...
Flood insurance Flood insurance is an important risk management tool that can be applied at various levels: ...
Aquifer recharge Aquifer recharge is achieved by adding surface water in basins, furrows, ditches, wells or other ...
Flood detention reservoir Flood detention reservoir, also known as an attenuation or balancing or flood control reservoir or ...
Flexible water level management Flexible water level management involves anticipating precipitation that has been forecast. The water level is ...
Data collection Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on targeted variables in an ...
Seawall Seawalls are hard engineered structures with a primary function to prevent further erosion of the ...
Dike reinforcement Dike reinforcement describes the process of strengthening the dike by e.g. raising the dike height, ...
Soakaway Soakaways are square or circular excavations either filled with rubble or lined with brickwork, pre-cast ...
Sectional barrier These systems consist of multiple sections made of rigid materials such as steel or fibreglass ...
Rescue plan The aim of flood rescue operations is to move people from immediate or potential harm ...
Sluice A sluice is a gate used to control the rate of flow of water. It ...
Flood shelter Flood shelters are created in areas which experience severe flooding. Elevated flood shelters should be ...
Red alert exercise A red alert emergency exercise enables the simulation/testing of population/authorities response and plans in case ...
Amphibious building Amphibious buildings lie on the ground out of flood periods and are likely to float ...
Flood emergency framework Flood emergency framework sets out the government’s strategic approach to achieving the aims set out ...
Seepage barrier Seepage barriers are constructed in order to control and mitigate the subsurface flow, or seepage ...
Bypass channel Bypass channel, also known as a flood-relief channel, is an artificially made waterway constructed in ...
Rain garden A rain garden is a planted depression or a hole that allows rainwater runoff from ...
International loan Emerging-economy governments have the opportunity to borrow at low interest rates from international lending organizations ...
Groyne A groyne is normally a straight structure perpendicular to the shoreline. Groynes work by blocking ...
Sediment replenishment Sediment replenishment method is one of new measures of sediment management mostly used in river ...
Afforestation Land use conversion is a general term for large scale geographic change. Afforestation is one ...
Evacuation plan The purpose of evacuation is to relocate people temporarily from areas at risk of the ...
Port restructuring Restructuring of the layout of the port, its equipment and flood protection system.
Beach nourishment Beach nourishment is an adaptation technology primarily used in response to shoreline erosion, although flood ...
Rip rap Rip rap is large boulders of rock that are placed along the edge of the ...
Conventional urban drainage systems The purpose of urban drainage systems (a.k.a. collection systems) is to enable safe and reliable ...
Ditch A ditch is usually defined as a small to moderate depression created to channel water. ...
Demountable flood protection barrier Demountable flood protection barriers consist of a combination of removable and pre-installed permanent components. The ...
Prescription on the construction code Impose implementation of measures for mitigation and vulnerability reduction through the construction code of town ...
Elaboration of municipal archives on major hazards Through municipal archives, citizens will be able to be kept informed about both the natural ...
Pumping station A pumping station is used to discharge water out of an area. It can be ...
Building elevation Building elevation is a measure mainly suitable for new constructions, but it can also be ...
Flood gate These barriers are made of a single or pair of rigid sections (usually steel or ...
Swale A swale is a low tract of land, especially one that is moist or marshy. ...
Filter drain A filter drain is a gravel filled trench, generally with a perforated pipe at the ...
Filled container These are cellular barriers filled with aggregates or water to form a barrier against floodwater. ...
Sunken lane A sunken lane (also hollow way or holloway) is a road or track which is ...
Dike inspection and/or recovery Inspection of the flood protection dikes takes place in order to observe and assess the ...
Tubes Tubes (air filled or water filled) flood protection products are typically pre-fabricated geo-membrane or reinforced ...
Cascading flood compartment system The “system of cascading flood compartments” combines area prevention with constructional solutions. The idea is ...
Community involvement Community involvement is a bottom up approach which involves the community in decision-making process. For ...
Rainwater harvesting system The term rainwater harvesting refers to reuse of stored water, including water purification, and can ...