With the help of an intelligent combination of two-way drainage and an infiltration system, a Bavarian municipality can mitigate existing flood spots and better cope with the consequences of climate change in the future. Straßlach-Dingharting is a good place to live, located between the Isar floodplains and Lake Starnberg in the middle of extensive forests and green spaces, and at the same time only 16 kilometers from Munich.
From the highest point in the community, a panoramic view extends all the way to Zugspitze. But even this picturebook landscape is not immune to climate change. Since the middle of the last century, the average annual temperature in the region has increased by two degrees, according to the Bavarian State Office for the Environment.
As temperatures rise, the number of hot days and the amount of heavy rainfall has also increased. The warmer the air, the more water vapour is absorbed and the more intense the precipitation.