ARE, BWG, BUWAL (2005)

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 recommendations and guidelines in recent years. In order to minimize existing risks, hazard maps are being prepared, and their implementation with spatial planning tools is our top priority at present and in the near future. This aspect is central to the current recommendation. It pursues the goal of pointing out the potential and limitations of spatial planning tools and presents sensible applications from the Confederation’s vantage point. Our primary audience are experts involved in implementing principles within the domain of natural hazards.


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