The Stormwater Experts

Integrated flood protection and rainwater management for “Panke”


In parallel to the river restoration plans in the “Panke” catchment, Flood protection concepts were needed to be developed and implemented in the project.

The current and projected flooding scenarios were investigated in order to generate a flood hazard map along with a reliable strategy for flood mitigation and adaptation. The study included rainfall generated runoff resulting from design storms of 20, 50 and 100 years return period.


Based on the latest site data and in order to propose flood mitigation measures, a hydrological and a hydraulic model were developed.

The software used for this purpose were; “STORM”, for Rainfall-Runoff modelling and “WaspTools”, for the 1D hydraulic computation. In addition to the issue of flood hazard, water quality was also assessed with the pollution load module in STORM.

All along the project course workshops and meetings were held with involved stakeholders, in order to achieve an optimal stormwater management strategy for the catchment.

‹ back



Project information

Period: 2009

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Sieker
+49 3342 3595-0
Dipl.-Geogr. Stephan Bandermann
+49 3342 3595-14
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt Berlin