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BMBF-Project KAHR for Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia: Climate Adaptation, Flooding and Resilience

About KAHR

The KAHR project, funded by the BMBF, aims to use the latest scientific findings to support reconstruction measures in regions in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate devastated by the flood disaster in July 2021. Until the end of 2024, the collaborative project will work with a total of 13 partners from science and practice on issues related to climate adaptation, risk-based spatial planning and flood protection. The aim is to create concrete measures for climate-resilient and future-oriented reconstruction and rebuilding in the affected regions. 

The KAHR project invites you to the 1st Science Conference 2022

on 29.06.2022 from 10:00 to 15:00 | 30.06.2022 from 10:00 to 17:00

The flood event of July 2021 caused by heavy rainfall in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate is considered as one of the largest flood disasters in Germany since decades. The affected regions and municipalities are now facing enormous challenges. The research project KAHR (Climate Adaptation, Flood, Resilience) - funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - aims to provide scientific support and advice on the processes of reconstruction in the aftermath of the flood disaster. Within the research project approaches for resilient and climate-adapted development will be identified and guiding principles for a resilient reconstruction will be advanced.

Against this background, the KAHR project will host a virtual scientific conference from 29.-30. of June 2022. Researchers of different disciplines working on impacts and management of flood disasters or on issues of climate resilient reconstruction are invited to contribute to the conference or participate online. At the parallel sessions of the conference we will focus on following topics:

  • spatial risk and adaptation management in urban, regional and rural areas
  • flood prevention, modeling and reconstruction
  • Varying interests and actors in processes of reconstruction
  • protection of critical and sensible infrastructures
  • Hydrology, hydraulics and morphodynamics of the flood 2021

Please register by 24.06.2022 here.

Please note: Zoom links will be sent to registered participants from 24.06.2022.

KAHR Partner

    Project Office NRW

    Ms Stefanie Wolf, M.Sc.

    Phone:  +49 (0) 241 80 25748
    E-Mail: kahr-nrw@iww.rwth-aachen.de

    Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
    Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 17 | D-52074 Aachen


    Project Office RLP

    Ms Simone Schöttmer

    Phone:  49 (0) 2641 973 344 
    E-Mail: kahr-rlp@iqib.de

    IQIB  -  European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH
    Wilhelmstr. 56 | D-53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

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