On October 24, 2023, the Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Communication Forum – for more security in communities – took place in Potsdam. Among other things, topics such as the importance of communication in times of crisis, the impact of a blackout, and network resilience and self-sufficient crisis communication were addressed. Mayors and representatives from municipalities and counties reported on local events and concepts in this regard.

DKKV´s Managing Director Benni Thiebes presented in this context the work of the DKKV as well as the lessons learned from the flood disaster 2021 in the Ahr valley in his presentation “master the disaster”.

Here you can find all information about the flood in the Ahr valley.

Under this link you can find the publication “The July 2023 Flood Disaster in Germany in the 2022 Help Global Report on Water and Disasters”.