Flood control and prevention in cooperation with rural development to reduce the inundation risk on agricultural land

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A project by the Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony (Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen), Germany. It is part of the SAWA-Project (Strategic Alliance for Integrated Water Management Actions), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund INTERREG IVB.

Introduction

Due to the climate change the risk of extreme flood events is extremely rising. Agricultural land in the floodplains will be especially affected by floods and extreme weather conditions. The spatial development in the project area, and especially rural planning and design, must take greater account of the needs for good water management. Residential areas, agricultural estates, or nature conservation areas, all systems have to be designed to ensure the discharge and temporary retention of precipitation.

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