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Inland flood protection Funding

With the promotion of flood protection systems and flood plains, flood protection is guaranteed inland. This support measure serves in particular to protect agricultural areas, but the municipalities with their populated areas also benefit from it.

The aim is to protect agricultural production potential by improving the water management infrastructure and flood protection. In addition, the consequences of natural disasters or adverse weather conditions are to be reduced.

The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal Protection and Nature Conservation (NLWKN)

It should be noted, among other things, that the construction and expansion of flood protection facilities as well as the dismantling of dikes are only funded within the framework of a flood protection concept or with corresponding conceptual preparatory work. Area-relevant measures must be discussed in advance with affected property owners.

The following projects are funded:

  • new construction and extension of flood protection facilities (especially dikes),
  • dismantling of dikes for the reclamation of floodplains,
  • Repair of existing pumping stations,
  • Concepts, studies and surveys as well as accompanying preparatory and follow-up work in connection with the aforementioned measures (including pure flood protection concepts),
  • Planning (e.g. feasibility studies, variant investigations, flood protection plans, approval and implementation planning)
  • Consultations with regard to the consideration of flood protection on a river basin basis

Eligible applicants are:

  • Authorities
  • Corporations under public law
  • Legal entities with maintenance obligations on bodies of water

Application documents are required. Please contact the competent authority.

Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

The application deadlines for applications shall be published on the website of the competent authority.

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection (MU)

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competent Bodies

Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN)
Address: Am Sportplatz 23 , 26506 Norden

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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