North-West Europe is facing an increasing number of flash flood disasters due to climate change. With the aim of making North-West Europe more resilient to flash flood events, the Emschergenossenschaft has launched the FlashFloodBreaker project together with thirteen other partners from Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. 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. The project is scheduled to run for 3 1/2 years. Funding is provided by Interreg North-West Europe.

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

The public launch conference of the FlashFloodBreaker project will take place on June 4, 2024 in Liège, Belgium. Local authorities, infrastructure and service providers, institutions such as insurance associations, environmental authorities and water boards, scientific organizations and other associations and interest groups are invited.

We will provide the registration link as soon as possible.