Final conference of the EU project STRIMA II: Floods, heavy rainfall, droughts - acting in an integrated way, preventing damage

On 20 November, the EU project STRIMA II will present the results of several years of research on Saxon-Czech flood risk management. The event will take place virtually. Scientists of the IOER present their research on flood damage to small rivers, buildings and agriculture.

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Since 2013 and the predecessor project STRIMA I, partners from Saxony and the Czech Republic have been conducting research on the topic of cross-border flood risk management. Now the project partners present their research results from a total of five years of project duration. The aim of the projects STRIMA I and STRIMA II was to improve damage prevention in the event of floods and heavy rainfalls and to intensify cross-border cooperation between Saxony and the Czech Republic, particularly at the municipal level.

Under the heading "Floods, heavy rainfall, droughts - acting in an integrated way, preventing damage", the final conference will focus on various aspects and effects of climate change in the Saxon-Czech border region. Typical damage to residential buildings, infrastructure and agriculture will be presented, as well as suitable precautionary measures and assistance for municipalities. The event also covers related projects and support services for municipalities.

Scientists of the IOER will present research results on the following topics:

  • Damage assessment and mitigation of damage to small watercourses
  • Web tool for the analysis of flood damage and mitigation measures on buildings
  • GIS-based assessment of flood damage to agricultural land

Due to the corona situation, the final conference on 20 November will take place exclusively virtually. Participation is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited. The event will be held in German and Czech (simultaneous translation).

Further information on the programme and registration by 15 November 2020

Contact at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
Dr. Regine Ortlepp, e-mail: R.Ortlepp[im]
Dr. Reinhard Schinke, e-mail: R.Schinke[im]