Recent floods in central Europe have claimed lives of at least 12 people. Flooding and damages have been reported in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary (read more on the Disaster report website and the European Floods portal).
The floods gain a lot of media attention and instigate discussions about flood risk management. New flood risk management strategies and improved governance are proposed to better deal with future floods.
We selected a few interesting articles on this topic:
- Thousands of Germans evacuate as dam on Elbe river breaks
- Rail closures as tens of thousands across Germany and Hungary left homeless by floods swelling Elbe and Danube rivers
- Flood risk in Europe: The long-term outlook
- EU must switch flood tactics to cope in climate change era
- Hungary: How much money is there for flood protection?
(Featured image by REUTERS, Tobias Schwarz)