New tool to prevent and manage significant flood risks

The Commission published a new tool that provides flood data and contributes to risk assessment. The instrument was developed under the EU Flood Risk Assessment and Management Directive, which sets out risk management mechanisms. For the first time, the tool will provide a unique map of areas with potential significant flood risk and a portal to access all related information, providing decision-makers with an overview of the data needed to manage the risk. The online visualisation tool highlights that more than 14000 areas in the EU are at significant risk of flooding.