Flood Catastrophe Plan

The "Flood Catastrophe Plan" is a folder for households which contains adaptation measures at the level of the building to be done at any time as well as an action plan for times of flooding.

Download flyer of evaluated practice example (Upper Austria):


Download Flood Catastrophe Plan (Upper Austria; in German):


Internet link:

  • (related material for download; in German only)

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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Economic losses caused by flooding in households

    Goal, potential objective: Elaboration of an individual crisis plan for households to reduce economic losses in case of flooding

    Developmental steps: Publication of a folder; distribution strategy

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: information folder as the basic tool

    Area of implementation: Provincial, rural, urban

    Responsibilities: Regional and local administration (office for environment or catastrophe affairs)

    Time horizon: Short term

    Economic aspects: Reduced economic losses due to adaptation measures and adequate behaviour during flooding

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Co-operation with insurance companies useful

    Side effects: Positive influence on quality of life (less fear of disasters)

    Bridge to mitigation: Reduced energy demand for the replacement of destroyed materials and actions of the catastrophe management