TABLE B2

Estimates of the Difference in Average Flood Damages Due to Having a Flood Insurance Policy for Households Located in the Elbe and Danube River Catchment Areas Separately

Damage Reduction MeasureElbe CatchmentDanube Catchment
Flood-adapted use0.060.02
Flood-adapted interior fittings0.040.01
Waterproofing0.040.15
Water barriers0.020.09
  • Note: See Kreibich et al. (2005) for definitions of the above damage reduction measures.