Because of its geographical situation Austria has plenty of experience in dealing with natural disasters, such as floods. Still, the potential of technical solutions and organisational improvements is not yet fully exploited. Digital laser scan mapping of the terrain, two-dimensional discharge modelling, cross-border and river basin related discharge forecast models as well as mobile flood protection systems are examples of technical innovations which can be used and developed further. In addition, organisational innovations play an important role, since the cooperation between different organisations is the basis for an integrated flood protection management system. Improvements can make flood protection more efficient and, at the same time, reduce negative ecological effects and costs.
Maintenance costs for flood protection facilities per year
Minimisation of flood risk
|viadonau||Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation |
and Technology (bmvit),
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management (bmlfuw),
Austrian federal states (Länder), Transboundary Water Commissions, Verbund, research institutes
20. 07. 2018