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Transboundary Flood Risk Management in the UNECE Region

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Floods are natural phenomena that are necessary for the survival and health of the eco-system. Floodplains have historically attracted socio-economic development and continue to support high densities of human population. This is particularly important where land resources suitable for human development are scarce. Especially in arid and semi-arid areas, flood waters represent a vital water resource. Floods can, however, also lead to wide-spread damage, health problems and the loss of human life. Transboundary flood risk management enables sharing and redistributing risks and resources. This publication is based on the practical experience from 10 river basins in the UNECE region, and gives analysis of situations, problems, challenges, and possible solutions.

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Joint flood forecasting, flood warning and exchange of data

For effective and efficient flood risk management, it is essential to have in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the water system and the prevailing hazards and risks. Thorough knowledge forms the core of the flood risk management cycle. For every element, from prevention to recovery, reliable information is needed in order to develop the best mix of strategies. The role of information in flood risk management is illustrated in figure 4.

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