Case study: Dry-proofing, New York

Description of the application

Some flood protection initiatives focused on the critical infrastructure for water supply and sanitation. In New York, U.S., the critical control systems of the wastewater treatment plants were relocated to higher grounds or floors in response to major storms (i.e. 1992 storm in the Queens District), and flood walls were partially installed on other critical infrastructure.

Implementation cost

Estimated financial cost for the implementation of the measures, given as a cost range.

Flood management measures

Which flood management measures have been applied? Multiple measures may be specified.


Projects from which information has been harvested. Multiple projects may be specified.


Country in which the application (case study) is located. In case of a transboundary application multiple countries are specified.

Responsible authority level

Level of Responsible Authority.

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