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Kick-off meeting RESI-extrem Schwaebisch Gmuend

September 13, 2017;

On the 7 th September 2017 the kick-off meeting for the RESI-extrem project was held in the town hall of Schwaebisch Gmuend. Chaired by Prof. Dr. Joern Birkmann it was attended by all project partners:  University of Stuttgart (IREUS), Technical University of Dortmund (IRPUD), Plan und Praxis GbR, Berlin (agency of urban planning), the city of Olfen and the city of Schwaebisch Gmuend. After a welcome address the goals for the meeting were discussed followed by a report of the heavy rainfalls Schwaebisch Gmuend experienced in 2016 and the losses which occurred consequently. Afterwards the project partners held short presentations and their specific contributions to the project were discussed. During a guided tour after a joint lunch in Schwaebisch Gmuend the participants visited several hotspots affected by the heavy rainfalls in 2016 and first countermeasures were considered and discussed. The meeting was concluded reviewing the various work packages and the coordination process during the first project phase.

The next meeting will take place in January and will be held either in Dortmund or Olfen. Tangible work assignments are to be given during this upcoming meeting. Until then the already existing data will be viewed and evaluated.