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Protection against Mass Movement Hazards

Guideline for the integrated hazard management of landslides, rockfall and hillslope debris flows


PLANAT Tätigkeitsberichte

Bisher erschienene Tätigkeitsberichte der Nationalen Plattform Naturgefahren.


Praxiskoffer Risikodialog Naturgefahren

Eine zentrale Rolle in der Kommunikation von Naturgefahren und Risiken spielt die Informationsarbeit der Gemeinden, die mit Fachstellen und Betroffenen in direktem Kontakt stehen. Der "Praxiskoffer Risikodialog" liefert...


Risk-based spatial planning

Synthesis report on two case studies at communal land use planning level


Swiss climate policy at a glance

Status and perspectives on the basis of Switzerland’s 2014 report to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat


Adaptation to climate change in Switzerland

Goals, challenges and fields of action. First part of the Federal Council’s strategy. Adopted on 2 March 2012


PLANAT Jahresberichte

In erster Linie ist die PLANAT besorgt, die Prävention auf strategischer Ebene zu verbessern und zu koordinieren. Die Kommission besteht aus zwanzig Fachleuten, die für die Dauer von vier Jahren ernannt werden. Fachstellen des...


Flood Mapping: Integrated Flood Management Tools Series No. 20. WMO/GWP Associated Programme on Flood Management.

Flood Mapping

WMO (2013): Flood Mapping: Integrated Flood Management Tools Series No. 20. WMO/GWP Associated Programme on Flood Management.


Living with Natural Hazards

Objectives and priorities for action of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) in dealing with natural hazards.

This document concerns the approach adopted to natural hazards, in particular flood protection (floods, bank...


Natural Hazard Risk Management along Transport Routes in the Alps

PARAmount is being carried out as part of an international cooperative project involving Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. The project, which was launched in 2009 and will run until 2012, concerns the transport...


PLANAT-Projekt: Rechtliche Aspekte im Zusammenhang mit der Gefahrenkarte

Gefahrenkarten zeigen, wo in der Schweiz Siedlungen von Naturgefahren bedroht sind. Damit dienen sie als Grundlage für die Ausscheidung von Gefahrenzonen und für die Festlegung der Nutzungsauflagen. In den Bundesgesetzen über den...


Recommendation. Spatial Planning and Natural Hazards

Natural hazards such as avalanches, floods, and mass movements in Switzerland should be recognized, recorded, and presented spatially by unified criteria. For this purpose the federal government has published various...


Dictionary of Flood Protection

The Dictionary of Flood Protection, a joint project between the Federal Office for Water and Geology and the Swiss Federal Chancellery, contains selected terms from a variety of subject areas such as hydrology, hydraulics,...


DOMODIS:Documentation of Mountain Disasters

DOMODIS stands for Documentation of Mountain Disasters. It is a joint ICSU-CDR/ IAG project on mountaindisasters with support by INTERPRAEVENT.


Flood control at rivers and streams

Guidelines of the FOWG


Winter storms in Europe (II): Analysis of 1999 losses and loss potentials

The losses from the gales Anatol, Lothar, and Martin in December 1999 supply valuable new findings on the windstorm risk in Europe. A comparison with the

loss experience from the winter storm series in 1990 has led to a new...