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Danube Atlas – Hazard and Risk Maps

The Danube Floodrisk Project, on which the JRC acted as observer/advisor, has produced a detailed glossy hardcover Atlas and CD of flood hazard and risk maps of the Danube. The Atlas splits the Danube into 71 sections that cover the eight countries through which it flows – Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Two maps are given for each of these sections, one displaying the water depth at 1,000-years return period (HQ1000)and flood extent for 100-years return period (HQ100), and  the other displaying the damage potential to industry, settlement/residential, forestry/agriculture and other areas.

The aim of this INTERREG project was to produce an improved version of data based on detailed Member State data and higher resolution elevation data, which was lacking at the EU scale. In collaboration with the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the JRC supervised the 24 partners that collaborated in the project. As observer/advisor to this project, IES scientist Ad de Roo participated in several meetings, presenting the earlier IES 100m-resolution flood risk assessment for Europe and the Danube. He also provided some ideas on how these maps and the work of the Member States could be harmonised to finalise the atlas.

Further information

  • Danube Floodrisk project website
  • For hardcopies of the Atlas, contact the Lead Partner of the Danube Floodrisk project:
    Ministry of Environment and Forests, Romania
    12 Libertatii Blvd., Sector 5, 040129 Bucharest, Romania
    Contact person
    Mary-Jeanne Adler, Ph.D
    Scientific Director, INHGA; Counselor, MMP
    Tel.: +40-21-408 95 27
    Fax: +40-21-316 02 82

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