Recent floods in central Europe instigate discussions on flood risk management

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:

(Featured image by REUTERS, Tobias Schwarz)