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In July 2021, weather system ‘Bernd’ caused catastrophic damage and inconceivable human suffering in several European countries. Severe flooding, particularly in Germany, claimed more than 230 lives and left many communities in ruins.
Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
This study introduces a method for assessing the annual failure rate of levees based on information from historical floods, while also considering the return period of these past events.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
Flooded nature reserve, Wümmewiesen, Germany
Ecological flood control is effective, technically possible and economically efficient; however the approach is often not used because of the high administrative and legal hurdles.
FVB - Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

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Sendai Focal PointFederal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

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This action plan is intended for the development and and testing of innovative approaches in four to six high-risk pilot countries with the aim of improving the use of scientific extreme weather forecasts and developing specific actions that are based on

German Red Cross Federal Foreign Office

The long-term objective of the German Adaptation Strategy is to reduce the vulnerability of natural, social and economic systems and to maintain and improve their capacity to adapt to the inevitable impacts of global climate change.

To this end it is

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Germany - government

This presentation was given at the Workshop on National Platforms at the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland, in August of 2008. This NP presentation includes information regarding: Background information about Germany

The German Committee for Disaster Reduction

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This report summarizes the risks posed on Germany's climate, ecosystems, food and water systems, and citizens by climate change, as well as the country's policies for mitigation, adaptation, and emissions reductions.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
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The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
The German Committee for Disaster Reduction