Floodplain management

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A SAWA case study by the Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony (Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen), Germany. The study is related to the SAWA-Project 'Flood control and prevention in cooperation with rural development to reduce the inundation risk on agricultural land.'

With the increase of extreme rainfall due to Climate Change, the issue of nutrients and pollutants distribution on farmlands in floodplains is becoming more important. More information is necessary on how these flood prawn areas can be successfully used by farmers, as they are an essential part within integrated and sustainable land use. This project will provide recommendations on how to integrate sustainable water management, flood information and contamination risk data into a spatial land use management for rural characterised floodplains.  

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