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Flood protection

In principle, the responsibility for flood protection lies with the competent body responsible for local community affairs, planning and security.

River basin-related, conceptual planning in flood protection as the basis of functional services of general interest is perceived by the country. In addition, the Land supports the competent body in its projects by providing existing planning data.

In the large waters such as the Elbe, Weser, Unteraller and partly also on the Ems, dike associations have been formed as a result of the historical development, which have their basis in the Water Association Act and in the Lower Saxony Dye Act (NDG).

Construction projects in floodplains are prohibited in principle. In limited exceptional cases, an exemption may be granted.

Planning basics

The measures of flood protection inland are carried out on the basis of conceptual planning as well as the planning of the associations (dye associations, water and soil associations) and municipalities. Appropriate flood protection plans are in place for the increase and reinforcement of the dikes on the Elbe, the Mittelweser and the Unteraller. These are already building on the recommendations of the Conference of Environment Ministers for sustainable and forward-looking flood protection.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the velvet community and the city as well as the local fire brigade.

The contact persons for flood protection issues are the respective boards or managing directors of these associations in areas where there are dike associations. Otherwise, the respective heads of Division II are available as contact persons in the offices of the Lower Saxony State Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation (NLWKN).

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

What else should I know?

Financing of flood protection measures

The Land provides financial support to associations and municipalities under the joint task "Improvement of agricultural structure and coastal protection" (GAK) on the basis of the respective support principles. EU funds (EERD and ERDF) will also be made available. The Lower Saxony State Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation Agency (NLWKN) is responsible for inclusion in the aforementioned funding programmes.

Comments

Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of environment, energy and climate protection

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Umwelt

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Michael Reiners
Telephone: 05931 44-1542
Room:
B 542
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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