In the night of 14 to 15 July 2021, an extremely heavy rain event occurred in western Germany, in the course of which large parts of the Ahr valley were also destroyed. The flood disaster led to the death of 190 people and caused property damage of about 33 billion euros. On the second anniversary, our thoughts are with those affected and those who lost loved ones.

As drastic as the consequences of the events are, it is also important to come to terms with them in full openness and breadth. To mark this occasion, the DKKV published a new edition of the DKKV publication series in the last two years, dedicated a newsletter to the topic, updated the DKKV Heavy Rain Statement and the associated topic page, and compiled victim and damage data on the 2021 flood from North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Within the framework of the email distribution list Flut2021, we also continue to offer a platform where researchers working on the flood disaster can network with each other and exchange research results.

On our website you will find all information about DKKV activities in the context of the flood disaster 2021.