LABEL - LABE-ELBE Adaption to flood risk

About LABEL

LABEL: Transnational Co-operation at the Provision for Risks

Identifying risks - Adapting uses - Seizing chances

The flood hazard areas in the Elbe river basin were increasingly determined after the flood event of 2002 and communicated to the broad public. Risk information embedded in instruments of spatial planning will serve as basis for sustainable development in the Elbe river basin. Here protection from floods plays a decisive role. Besides the new risk-preventive requirements for spatial planning, the current land-use planning must be adapted to the flood risk. With the provision of risk information and its implementation into the relevant planning the attractive and sustainable development of the economically important Elbe region will be assured. Among others the challenges of climate change and new strategies for adaptation provide opportunities for the development of the regions.

More information

For more information see the following pages:

The Elbe River in "Sächsische Schweiz" (Germany)
Spatial Planning in the pilot area Orlicko (Czech Republic)
Flood in 2006 (Dresden, Germany)