European Territorial Cooperation - Flood Risk Management in the Elbe river basin
Type: Stockshots [short]
After the impressive flood that hit Central Europe in 2002, water management and spatial planning authorities of Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria understood they needed to collaborate and coordinate their preventive actions. Since 2003, the ELLA and LABEL projects have developed a real partnership between spatial planning and water management authorities in the Elbe basin. For the first time, transnational spatial planning actions were put in place, and high-level politicians committed themselves to further cooperation.
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||Interview with Dr. Müller, Head of the Dresden Flood Prevention Centre, (in GERMAN) saying that in 2002 they have registered the highest number of flood events ever for many areas in Saxony, and many people were totally taken by surprise by these floods which had not been so important in previous years.
||Interview with Andreas Kühl, Project Officer at the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, (in GERMAN) saying that in recent years, flood monitoring activities have registered an increase in flood events, not only in Saxony but also in the rest of Europe; it means that in border areas such as the Elbe River basin, people must cooperate at the international level because effects of measures taken for the upper stretch of the river will have effects on the lower stretch.
||Interview with Pavel Hlavac, Member of a Czech Association of Entrepreneurs (in CZECH)
||Dresden – Elbe river (3 shots)
|3. The ELLA & LABEL projects
||Dresden Flood Prevention Centre (3 shots)
||Andreas Kühl and Dr. Müller along the Elbe river, Dresden - commenting flood prevention equipment (5 shots)
||Members of the Dresden Flood Center analyzing maps (3 shots)
||Pavel Hlavac commenting flood prevention equipment in Marina Vltava, Czech Republic (3 shots)
||Tynec marina, Czech Republic (6 shots)
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