Protecting buildings from flood damage - IOER presented planning tool at construction fair in Dresden

Self-protection against floods is becoming increasingly important. This is particularly true for the protection of residential buildings. The information tool FLOOD.Bi can be used to determine and minimise the risk of flood damage to buildings. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) developed the tool together with the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG) in the EU project STRIMA II. From 2 to 5 March, a team from both institutions presented the online tool at the "HAUS", a construction fair in Dresden.

FLOOD.Bi helps to minimise the risk of flood damage to buildings through forward-looking planning and structural adjustments. The planning instrument is available free of charge at the internet. It is suitable for building owners as well as for professional planners and engineering offices.

At the construction fair "HAUS", experts from the IOER and the LfULG explained how FLOOD.Bi can be used for site-specific flood prevention on buildings.

The information tool FLOOD.Bi was developed in the EU project STRIMA II - Saxon-Czech Flood Risk Management II (duration 2017-2020). The STRIMA II project aimed to improve damage prevention in the event of floods and heavy rain and to deepen cross-border cooperation, especially at the municipal level. STRIMA II was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Saxony.

Information on STRIMA II

Scientific contact at the IOER
Dr. Reinhard Schinke, E-Mail:

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

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This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.