Urban Flood Prevention

  • Marc IllgenEmail author
  • Holger Ackermann
Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 12)


Today’s cities face the challenge of climate change adaptation worldwide. In this context, prevention of damage caused by flash floods plays an important role. This requires a cooperative pluvial flood risk management approach, which includes planning, technical, and administrative measures and involves preliminary flood risk analyses. This article outlines the main components of this risk management approach, which has proven its effectiveness in Europe. The recommendations formulated for this purpose are applicable or adaptable to regions with other constraints, such as China, for example.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dahlem Consulting EngineersEssenGermany

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