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News Better coordination will reduce the risk of floods

Since almost 80 per cent of European rivers flow across borders and coastlines are shared, MEPs are calling on EU countries to coordinate flood risk assessment and management. Legislation amended on 13 June, says the focus should be on risk rather than floods and urges Member States to draw up flood risk maps. While emphasising the environmental impact of floods, the law leaves it up to Member States to develop specific measures for special areas. See the website of the European Parliament for further information.

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information European Parliament
Keyword(s) floods
Geographical coverage EU
News date 20/06/2006
Working language(s) ENGLISH