Minister Lichev approved the flood risk mapping methodology

31 Aug, 2021 | 15:47

The Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev issued an order approving the National Methodology for Flood Threat and Risk Mapping.

The document updates the current methodology for flood threat and risk assessment. As new elements, an approach for the assessment of flooding by rain water and an extension of the scope for carrying out risk assessment have been introduced, since so far only flooding by river basin water have been assessed. The methodology constitutes the basis for compiling maps of established areas with significant potential flood risk.

The updated methodology was developed within the project “Flood risk management plans - second cycle 2022-2027”, funded by Operational Program “Environment 2014-2020”.