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Environmental
Thesaurus
flood prevention
Definition

preventing damage caused by floods by avoiding the construction of houses and industries in present and future flood-prone areas, as well as by adapting future developments to the risk of flooding and by promoting appropriate land-use, agricultural and forestry practices

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Scope note

Improved definition (EN only): Preventing damage caused by floods by avoiding construction of houses and industries in present and future flood-prone areas; by adapting future developments to the risk of flooding; and by promoting appropriate land-use, agricultural and forestry practices

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/15172