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Damaged bridge after the floods in the Ahr valley in Germany in 2021.
Measurement method developed at the University of Bonn could be suitable for flood warning systems.
University of Bonn
This article examines the policies and institutional arrangements for integrating informal volunteers, the methods and tools for their engagement, and the reported benefits and challenges of involving volunteers in disaster management.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
House in Walporzheim in the Ahr valley with flood marks shown from 1804, 1910 and 2021.
Researchers led by Göttingen University use earthquake sensors to track magnitude and velocity of 2021 summer flood
University of Göttingen

DRR Community in Germany

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Sendai Framework Focal Point

Sendai Focal PointFederal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

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National policies and plans


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 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 aim of this baseline protection concept is to reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructures to natural eventsand accidents as well as terrorist attacks and criminal acts. In this context it focuses on building-related, organisational, personal

Germany - government

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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