Interview partners for study about adaption behavior wanted by WP3


We are entering the next phase: we have developed a theory-based guideline questionnaire, which aims to create the basis for a quantitative survey, which in turn will generate data for the simulation of the adaptation behaviour of the inhabitants of the Kan basin to flood hazards.

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Kick-off meeting with the “Center of Excellence for Risk Management and Natural Hazards” from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) by IWW


We are very happy to announce that on 25 August 2021, our digital kick-off meeting took place for the cooperation with our partners of the Center of Excellence for Risk Management and Natural Hazards from the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT). The participants of the meeting were not only the German project partners and members of the Center of Excellence for Risk Management and Natural Hazards, but also a number of graduate students of related faculties in IUT.

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German-Iran Exchange Forum – Capacity Building Webinar by WP4


Public institutions are generally responsible for flood protection. The basis for sound flood risk management (FRM) are, next to the implementation of structural measures, clearly defined distribution of tasks and coordination between responsible institutions, especially in case of a flood event.

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First tests on bed load transport rates by WP1


DMT has compiled the information on the flow processes from the results of Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal and information on the geological situation based on the open source project SoilGrids in the study area of the Kan-catchment area in a geographic information system. Based on the collected information, the methodology for determining the bed load transport rates and erosion areas has been tested and validated.

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Floodlabel by WP3


To obtain data for the Floodlabel, a questionnaire was developed on the topics of flood risk awareness, housing typologies and materials, as well as flood protection. The survey is aimed at the population in the project area. Through their involvement basic data for the adaptation of the Floodlabel will be generated, and channels of communication investigated. Originally, the survey was to be carried out during a research visit to Iran. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey will be conducted online through various media channels and with support from our partners in Iran. For the development of the Floodlabel, a draft design was developed on the basis of the German Floodlabel.

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Preliminary flood risk assessment by WP1


A preliminary flood risk assessment, as well as an investigation and classification of house typologies and material, was conducted for the project area based on available literature and GIS-based analysis methods using remote sensing data.

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First results oft he hydrodynamic model by WP1


WP 1 produced first preliminary results of the hydrodynamic model for the Kan-catchment; altogether 28 scenarios are calculated on two different resolutions (12 x 12 and 25 x 25 m). The results are used now by the projects partners to work on their approaches.

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Website went online! by Bernd Böckmann


Website went online…

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Project presentation in „Treffpunkt Forschung“ by WP1


The HoWaMan-project, especially WP 1, is presented in the journal “Treffpunkt Forschung” of the University of applied sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. More information you will find here.

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Modelling of residents’ adaptation behavior through BBN and PMT by WP3


To make the bridge between social field studies concerning residents’ adaptive behaviour and characteristics in coping with flooding, a combined framework was established. For this aim, IWW and STO have collaborate closely together.

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ProMaIDes online manual published by WP1


A first version of the online manual of ProMaIDes is published. ProMaIDes is a modular designed, open software package for flood risk analysis, including all its base analysis. More information you will find here.

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Digital Workshop on Capacity Building by WP4


HOWAMAN is an inter- and transdisciplinary as well as international research project, which also leads to a high heterogeneity in understanding, goals and methods of the partners. In order to work together on one orientation from the beginning in work package 4, a workshop on capacity building was held in which the basic approach of the consortium was elaborated. After an introduction to the topic, the topics of goals, roles and responsibilities as well as already possible concrete measures within the sub-work packages (different target groups of capacity building) were collected and systematized in groups. Based on this, it was possible to differentiate objectives and approaches per target group. The systematics resulting from the workshop will be used for the future coordination and design of WP 4.

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Last updated on 22.12.2020