Review Article: Structural flood-protection measures referring to several European case studies

A. Kryžanowski, M. Brilly, S. Rusjan, S. Schnabl
2014 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> The paper presents a review of structural measures that were taken to cope with floods in some cities along the Danube River, such as Vienna, Bratislava, and Belgrade. These cities were also considered as case studies within the KULTURisk project. The structural measures are reviewed and compared to each other according to the type, duration of application, the return period of the design flood event, how the project measures are integrated into spatial planning
more » ... the problems that occur in the flood defences today. Based on this review, some suggestions are given on how to improve the flood risk management in flood-prone areas.</p>
doi:10.5194/nhess-14-135-2014 fatcat:wgaat2arvnexzf3z4jntqd7bfq