Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 135–142, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-135-2014
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 135–142, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-135-2014
Review article
17 Jan 2014
Review article | 17 Jan 2014

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

A. Kryžanowski, M. Brilly, S. Rusjan, and S. Schnabl A. Kryžanowski et al.
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Chair of Hydrology and Hydraulics, Hajdrihova 28, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract. 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 and 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.

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