The Environmental Risks priority area of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region have supported the development of an e-learning study material concentrating on floods. The activity of “Facilitating the organization of the flood protection training and enlargement an educational network” is related to the project which is supporting the implementation of the coordination of the priority area, co-funded by the European Union (ERDF funds) and Hungary.
The aim of the present study material is to contribute to the public education regarding the importance of flood protection. In the study material we remember the floods of the Danube basin during past two decades, clarify a few basic concepts to help the understanding of the material, review the hydrological characteristics of the Danube basin, present the outstanding advancement that made the reliable forecast of today possible and show that the possibilities of forecasts do have their limits regarding time.
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