More Projects

Besides the projects in which the DKKV is directly involved as a project partner, there are other projects that the DKKV supports in various ways. These projects are presented on this page.

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More Projects of DKKV

This page presents projects that are supported by DKKV in various ways.


Make North-West Europe resilient against increasing extreme flash flood events (Emschergenossenschaft)

North-West Europe is facing an increasing number of flash flood disasters due to climate change. Extreme events such as the last one in July 2021 are associated with enormous human and economic losses and damage. The aim of the “FlashFloodBreaker” project is to make North-West Europe more resilient to extreme flash flood events. At the end of the project, organizations responsible for flood protection and residents in risk areas should be able to assess their vulnerability and implement the necessary measures to reduce the risk and strengthen resilience. To achieve this goal, the main outputs of the project will be a unified strategy for North-West Europe, four action plans, eight flash flood modelling and real-time forecasting solutions and the participation of 900 participants in flash flood management training programs.

DKKV is involved as one of twenty-three associated partners in the project’s advisory board and mainly supports the transfer of knowledge, networking and dissemination of project results.


Project Duration
3 ½ years

Interreg North-West Europe

Project Partners
Emschergenossenschaft, Waterboard Limburg, Regional Water Authority of Hollands Noorderkwartier (HHNK), Fire and Rescue services of the Moselle department, University of Liège, Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA), Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (IWW), Lippeverband, Flanders Environment Agency (VMM), Regional crisis centre of Wallonia (CRC-W), University of Luxembourg


Promoting disaster preparedness and resilience by codeveloping stakeholder support tools for managing the systemic risk of compounding disasters (PARATUS)

The PARATUS project aims to increase the preparedness of first and second responders in the face of multi-hazard events and reduce the risks associated with the impact of complex disasters on different sectors. The outcome is the development of a cloud-based online service platform that provides support to reduce dynamic risk scenarios and systemic vulnerability due to multi-hazard disasters.

To achieve these goals, the project will conduct in-depth assessments of the complex interactions between hazards and the resulting impacts in different sectors, as well as analyse the current risk situation and how alternative future scenarios could change the impact of multi-hazard disasters. Based on this analysis, multi-hazard impact scenarios are designed together with stakeholders and developed in four case study areas (including the Caribbean, Romania, Istanbul and the Alps).

DKKV is involved in the project as one of these stakeholders, while the institutional DKKV members UNU-EHS and DLR participate in the project as direct partner organisations.


Project Duration
4 years

EU Horizon Project

Project Partners
University Twente, University Bucharest, Department of Emergency Situations – Ministry of Internal Affairs, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, University of Vienna, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Netherlands Red Cross, Resilience Advisors Network, Technical University of Catalunya, EURAC Research Centre, Centre for Systems Solutions, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, UNU-EHS, FI Group, DeepBlue, DLR, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Asian Institute of Technology, ASFiNAG Alpenstraßen GmbH


Co-creation in the Region – Developing Transfer Systemically and Innovatively (Co-Site)

In the project “Co-Site” open and experimental spaces for practice, education and research are created to support the Cologne Bonn region in the development of climate change adaptation strategies and the integrative planning of critical and green-blue infrastructure. The main focus is on the development of nature-based solutions and the identification of needs in the field of critical infrastructure. The efficiency of information systems, knowledge transfer in universities and practice, social change and changes in digitalization also play an essential role. For this purpose, a real laboratory will be developed and designed together with partners. As an experimental space at the interface of science and society, it will enable non-scientific partners to participate in the entire process of knowledge generation.

The DKKV is involved in the project as one such partner and mainly supports the transfer of knowledge and the dissemination of project results. In addition, the institutional DKKV member StEB is active in the project.

Project Duration
5 years

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Promotion of research-based idea, knowledge and technology transfer at German universities – “Innovative Hochschule”.

Project Partners
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Bürgerinitiative Hochwasser Altgemeinde Rodenkirchen e.V., German Society for the Promotion of Social Media and Technology in Civil Protection (DGSMTech e.V.), the mayor and the head of the reconstruction staff of Erftstadt, the fire brigade of the city of Cologne, Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe der Stadt Köln A.ö.R. with the flood protection centre (StEB), antwortING, IUGITAS GmbH