Protection against floods
The Federal Water Engineering Administration (BWV) protects people against floods and thereby prevents damage to property and personal injuries. A comprehensive management of flood risks - ranging from prevention to the management of flood events - is in our focus! When planning and implementing measures the sensitive handling of landscape and nature is of great importance.
Organisation of flood protection in Austria
The national organisation of flood protection in Austria is subdivided on the basis of the legal requirements, diversity of natural areas, and the regionally different tasks into three fields:
© LWBA Schützen am Gebirge
Federal Water Engineering Administration
The activities of the Federal Water Engineering Administration focus on the protection of life and limb and of the belongings of the population against floods.
© Hydro Ingenieure Umwelttechnik GmbH
Runoff predictions of Hydrografie Österreich
The hydrographical organisational units in the Federal Provinces operate complex calculation models in order to warn the population against flood hazards.
© ÖBB INFRA PLWM/Mühlberger Ernst
HORA-Pass informs comprehensively about personal risk of natural hazards
The HORA risk map enables all citizens to make a quick and easy initial assessment of their personal risk situation.
HORA -Hochwasserrisikozonierung (Flood Risk Zoning) Austria, version 2.0
HORA, a digital hazard map.
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Flood protection and individual precautions
Floods can destroy existences and endanger lives. How can flood damage be minimised? How can people protect themselves personally?