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Structural measures

Structural flood management measures are used to protect people and property and counteract the flood event in order to reduce the hazard or to influence the course or probability of occurrence of the event. This kind of measures range from heavily engineered interventions, such as dams, dykes and reservoirs, to more natural approaches like wetlands and river restauration. They cover water management at the catchment and urban level.

Here you can find the most common structural flood management measures: