Flood risk assessment and management through a water management information system

  • 1 University “Prof. d-r Asen Zlatarov”, Bulgaria
  • 2 Head of Department, Crisis Management, Public Order and Security Directorate, Burgas Municipality, Burgas


Floods are the most common natural disasters on the territory of Bulgaria. As a temporary flooding of a significant part of the land as a result of the action of natural forces, destruction of hydro technical facilities (dam walls, dams) or other critical situations (accidents), these are events with a great possibility of prevention and mitigation of negative effects, since unlike other natural disasters, they are highly predictable. In many cases, the timing, nature and expected sizes can be determined in advance, which, together with the preparation of the population for response and crisis management measures, are part of the complex activity of Flood Protection. The researched information system for water management is part of the measures for the effective management of the risk of floods in the territory of the Municipality of Burgas, as the most frequently occurring disaster in the territory of the Municipality, related to large material damages, destruction and casualties. Photos of the operation of the system in real conditions of rising waters of the monitored water bodies are presented, as well as the actions aimed at controlling the negative effects of the disaster.



  1. 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 23, 2007.
  2. Flood Action Plan, Burgas Municipality (2021)

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