An Innovation for a Flood Resilient Society
With climate change and rapidly growing urbanization, the increasing level of fluvial or pluvial flood riskbecomes an increasingly severe challenge all over the world. Thereby heavy rain events entail similarly sized damages, such as large river floods. Heavy rain can fall anywhere, and thus affects everyone, not just people who live near rivers.
The protection measures taken by public bodies and agencies can reduce the scope of potential damage. However, they will not provide a solution on their own. They must be bolstered by comprehensive, tailored precautionary measures to the buildings themselves. This task is performed by FLOODLABEL (www.floodlabel.com).
FLOODLABEL is an innovative certificate for location analysis. It is aimed at object evaluation for existing houses and projects for constructions – either for commercial or private properties. The holder of the FLOODLABEL is in possession of a well-founded risk-evaluation of his house and is provided with practical advice. This precautionary advice will help every homeowner to reduce floodrisk. In addition, the Floodlabel serves as proof for each individual building’s flood risk, flood safety or flood adjustment with respect to flood hazards such as river flooding, heavy rain, sewer backwater and flooding from rising groundwater. The evaluation system can be tailored to any individual flood hazard issue of a country. Coastal flood, floods of mountain creeks, e.g. are just some of the extendable variables because the key is given by the patented assessment´s algorithms.
The pioneering product (www.hochwasser-pass.com) has been developed in Germany (www.hkc-online.de) and has already proven to be a best practice product. FLOODLABEL has been able to launch the project internationally in countries such as Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and lately Israel and Chile. Therefore, the Label´s operators are currently elaborating an international network with partner countries and associations.