Resilience measures

Name Definition
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. ...
Deculverting of watercourses This activity involves techniques to resolve the issues created by culverted watercourses. This is predominantly ...
Grated channels Grated channels collects water at the side of the road and can channel water in ...
Adjustment of fairway Adjustment of the fairway contains every constructional measure to a navigable channel, e.g. Broadening of ...
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 ...
Tax relief After a disaster, the government can raise funds for disaster rehabilitation with a tax. Like ...
Bioretention area A bioretention area is a stormwater treatment system that is a depression integrated into the ...
Stormwater retention tank Stormwater tanks are an effective way of reducing peak flow and equalising flow rates from ...
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 ...
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 ...
Maintenance of hydraulic structures of the storm drainage system Set up regulations on maintenance of the hydraulic structures and drainage network infrastructures so that ...
Dike A dike or levee is an elongated artificially constructed embankment, which protects low-lying areas against ...
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 ...
Evacuation routes at elevated level Evacuation routes at an elevated level are necessary to allow for safe evacuation in flood ...
Flood hazard mapping Flood hazard mapping is an exercise to define those areas which are at risk of ...
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 ...
High water mark A high water flood mark is a point that represents the maximum rise of a ...
Wet-floodproofing technology Wet-floodproofing can be an appropriate approach to improve the flood resilience of new and existing ...
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 ...
Dredging of watercourse The term dredging is used to refer to the systematic removal of accumulated material from ...
Land claim The main objective of land claim is neither erosion nor storm reduction. The aim of ...
Living with water - principles The pursuit of a safe, healthy and sustainable water management is of national interest in ...
Rainwater storage beneath sports fields One option for creating additional water storage facilities is storing in underground crates. This is ...
Floating agricultural system Floating agriculture is a way of utilising areas which are waterlogged for long periods of ...
Revetment Revetments are sloping structures placed on banks or cliffs in such a way as to ...
Water square The water square combines water storage with the improvement of the quality of urban public ...
Vulnerability assessment Vulnerability assessment is important in to consider in risk management and flood damage assessment. Researches ...
Green wall A green wall is a wall partially or completely covered with vegetation that includes a ...
Flood forecasting and early warning Flood forecasting is an important component of flood warning. Flood forecasting involves prediction of water ...
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 ...
Floating building The basic characteristic of floating buildings is that they are not supported by a firm ...
Flexible water level management Flexible water level management involves anticipating precipitation that has been forecast. The water level is ...
Seawall Seawalls are hard engineered structures with a primary function to prevent further erosion of the ...
Stilt house building A stilt house is a raised structure that is most commonly built above water, although ...
Soakaway Soakaways are square or circular excavations either filled with rubble or lined with brickwork, pre-cast ...
Green roof Green roof belongs in the category of SUstainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) and aims at source ...
Toroba Toroba is a homemade diversion structure that is used to divert flood water for water ...
Amphibious building Amphibious buildings lie on the ground out of flood periods and are likely to float ...
Reserve funds Building a catastrophic reserve fund is one of the measures assisting risk management as it ...
Government debt instrument A common way for emerging-economy governments to raise funds after a disaster is to borrow ...
Building without a crawlspace Crawlspaces vent the underside of a building and thereby prevent the moulding of dry wooden ...
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 ...
Improved construction site preparation Improved construction site preparation is focused on improving the strength and drainage capabilities of an ...
Port restructuring Restructuring of the layout of the port, its equipment and flood protection system.
Rainwater disconnection Rainwater disconnection, i.e. the separation of the sewage system from the rainwater discharge system, is ...
Rip rap Rip rap is large boulders of rock that are placed along the edge of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Filter drain A filter drain is a gravel filled trench, generally with a perforated pipe at the ...
Cascading flood compartment system The “system of cascading flood compartments” combines area prevention with constructional solutions. The idea is ...
Hydraulic filling Hydraulic Fill is fill in which the materials are deposited by a flowing stream of ...
Community involvement Community involvement is a bottom up approach which involves the community in decision-making process. For ...