Arthur Schindelegger (Austria) visited Israel for conducting some field research in November 2019. Based at the Ministry of Agriculture in Tel Aviv he worked closely with Jenia Gutman, PhD and receiving additional support from Prof. Rachele Altermann (Technion, Haifa). As Israel is facing challenges in its flood management due to the rapid urban growth, Arthur Schindelegger conducted interviews at different public authorities to identify perspectives, policies and potentials for integrating flood risk management increasingly in spatial planning.

A collaborative paper with colleagues from Israel on the status quo in flood risk management is in preparation and an additional publication including a comparative perspective on keeping retention areas free of development is planned.