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Following the floods of 2005 Switzerland significantly improved its flood protection and flood risk management structures.

Across cantons, the goal was to better harmonize the regulations governing the flow of the rivers and lake levels to achieve maximum protection where needed most, including in large towns along rivers.

Published Date: May, 2017
DRM Cycle: Corrective Risk Reduction
Flood Type: River
4Rs: Robustness

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