Finland

Flood Risk Management Act (No. 620/2010)

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2010
This Act forms part of the adaptation strategy and concerns the organisation of flood risk management. The purpose of the Act is to reduce flood risks, prevent and mitigate the adverse consequences caused by floods and promote the preparedness for floods. The purpose of the Act is also to co-ordinate flood risk management and other management of river basins, with due account for the needs relating to sustainable use and protection of water resources. The principal administrative authority for purposes of this Act is the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Executive tasks are assigned to the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.The act is also accompanied by a Government Decree on Flood Risk Management to implement the provisions through preliminary flood risk assessment, preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps, preparing flood risk management plans for river basins and coastal areas.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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