Flood event capacity building

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Courtesy of IWA Publishing

Experiences, e.g. in the years 2002, 2006 and 2011, showed the dangers and consequences Elbe-floods can cause for people, livestock and material assets. Depending on the geographical situation, the type of farm and other aspects every farmer has to concern many different things to protect his farm against flood and cope with the consequences.

The Chamber of Agriculture represents the interests of farmers and has the task to inform and support their clients. Therefore an information brochure was created in SAWA. It shows a lot of aspects a farmer has to think about before, while and after a flood-emergency. Additionally a mail warning service was established for the river Elbe in order to inform farmer about potential dangers as soon as possible.

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