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Publication Date: 25th June 2020

Authors: Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer and Maryam Golnaraghi

Part of a comprehensive review of flood risk management in mature economies, this report looks at the system in Germany. While recognising the gradual shift towards a more anticipatory system focused on risk reduction, prompted by recent floods, it highlights the lack of strategic focus on how to achieve flood resilience and the prevailing underinsurance across the country.

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