Coordination in operative flood management is increasingly important with more floods affecting multiple countries and exceeding peak historical levels in the last years. One of the outcomes of the Flood Survey conducted by the coordination of PA5 after the extreme floods on the Danube River in 2013/14 was the need to harmonize/coordinate Operative Flood Management Plans (OFMPs) along the Danube. That is why one of the measures of the Danube Region Operative Flood Management and Cooperation Programme (DROper&Cooper) – included also in the DFRMP adopted by the ICPDR and all the14 Danube countries – is to coordinate the operative flood management and civil protection plans in the Danube Basin. This includes the evacuation plans and procedures, safeguarding people, goods, emergency rescue plans, etc. considering the benefits of the civil protection mechanisms for the shared flood basins or stretches of common interest to better use the available resources.
An international workshop was organized by the PA5 Hungarian co-coordination on the 27th of November, 2019 in Pécs.
The aim of the workshop was to exchange information about the best intervention practices and to review flood protection equipment, materials, resources and sets available in case of an emergency situation.
The study is available here.