Infrastruktur und Umwelt

Information of the ministries in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern about flood risk management planning at regional and local level

INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT explained the measures at regional and local level to the coordinators of the ministries and the state chancellery in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, based on the example of the area called “Küste Vorpommern / Usedom”. Besides the measures agreed with the stakeholders, resulting from the planning process, barriers in implementing were presented and ideas for supporting the implementation were discussed.

On June 9, the coordinators of the ministries and the state chancellery met in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to get information about the results of the Flood Risk Management Planning. The Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment and the State Agency for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Geology presented the general procedure in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the measures at  national level.

INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) presented measures at regional and local level based on an example of the area “Küste Vorpommern / Usedom”. one  of six areas in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The area is characterised by storm floods of the Baltic Sea, which generates hazards also far into the inland. Additionally inland floods cause hazards at the river Uecker.

The development of measures is based on the extensive participation of the stakeholders. For the survey IU prepared an adjusted excerpt from the state’s catalogue of 200 types of measures. On-site, only the relevant issues were discussed. This allowed achieving a result in only six months’ time.

While presenting the procedure and the results, references proved useful related to types of measures in the river basin Oder, also supported by IU. Furthermore the activities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and in other federal states, based on IU’s work of flood risk management planning, were compared. Although the approaches in Baden-Württemberg or Nordrhein-Westfalen differ, the problems are comparable, particularly concerning the implementation of measures. In the discussion about the future implementation and the role of the ministries these experiences were helpful.