BfN Schriften 511 - Nature-based solutions for flood risk prevention in South-Eastern Europe
Flood risk on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe ranks among the most significant natural hazards and is becoming even more important with increasing climate change during future decades. Recent extensive flood events, such as those of 2014 in the lower Sava basin, those in 2012 in the lower Drin/Bojana/Buna catchments as well as many local flash flood events (e.g. in the Skopje region 2016), partially combined with landslides, all causing numerous casualties and extensive economic damage, give evidence to this trend.
The aim of this study is to promote the implementation of NbS for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation across the SEE region. An integral part of the study is an analysis of flood risks, of the opportunities and the status of implementing nature-based solutions in different SEE countries.