Storm floods in the Baltic Sea have a high damage potential. At the German Baltic 70% of the coasts are endangered by floods. There is a lot of different flood protection infrastructure established, but parts of bigger cities such as Lübeck or Wismar are still endangered by flooding. To reduce the damage risks in urban and rural areas an integrated flood protection concept would be useful to develop, integrating regional spatial planing, early warning systems and technical measures.

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Koppe, Bärbel

Koppe, Bärbel (2002). Entwicklung eines integrierten Hochwasserschutzkonzeptes für die deutsche Ostseeküste (Development of an integrated Flood protection concept for the German Baltic Sea Coast), in: Jahrbuch der Hafenbautechnischen Gesellschaft.

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