German networks of businesses
The LINKS Community should include industrial entities that are relevant to the research and activities in the Community. These may be small, medium or big enterprises that are actively engaged in the area of disaster resilience, or that provide relevant goods (IT solutions) or services (IT training) in the social media arena
In disaster management one has also to consider the critical infrastructure which is often stressed and its ongoing availability plays a major role in quick and full recovery.
|DB||Deutsche Bahn AG (German railways)was founded as a joint stock company in January 1994 with two state-run railways now combined into one privately-run company||Website|
|FLIXBUS||Flix is a global mobility provider and has been changing the way millions of people in Europe travel since 2013 under the FlixBus brand. As a unique combination of technology startup, internet company and classic transport operator, it has created Europe's largest long-distance bus network within a very short time. Under FlixTrain, it has also been offering rail transport and an intermodal service for the first time since 2018. Thanks to simple booking and a range of services that is growing daily, Flixbus offers millions of travellers the opportunity to discover the world for little money. The green long-distance buses and trains meet the highest comfort, safety and environmental standards and offer an ecological and convenient alternative to private transport.||Website|
|LANUV||Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen provides the ELWAS-WEB evaluation tool which is an electronic water management network system for the water management administration in NRW||Website|
|LAWA||The objective of the Bund/Länder-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (Federal/State Working Group on Water) is to discuss cross-state and community water management and water law issues, to develop joint solutions and to initiate recommendations for implementation.||Website|
|WSV||The Wassersrtaßen und Schifffahrtsverband (Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration) is responsible for ensuring a safe, smoothly flowing and thus economically efficient shipping traffic. The tasks comprise the maintenance,operation as well as the upgrading and construction of the federal waterways including the locks, weirs, bridges and shiplifts. It provides online water level information https://www.pegelonline.wsv.de/gast/start||Website|
Only the 4 major companies are listed
|EON||E.ON focuses primarily on the areas of energy networks and customer solutions. The Energy Networks business area combines the distribution networks for electricity and gas and the associated activities. The main tasks in this business field include the safe operation of the electricity and gas networks, the implementation of all necessary maintenance and servicing measures and the expansion of the electricity and gas networks, often in connection with the realisation of customer connections.||Website|
|RWE||RWE is Germany's second largest energy provider (mainly electricity)||Website|
|ENBW||EnBW stands for Energie Baden-Württemberg. The main focus of the company's activities is on electricity, gas and water supply.||Website|
|Vattenfall||Vattenfall-Germany is Germany's fourth largest electrical energy provider||Website|
|GDV||Die Deutschen Versicherer - German Insurance Association (GDV) is the federation of private insurers in Germany.||Website|
|VdS||VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH is one of the world's most renowned institutions for corporate security with a focus on fire protection, security, natural hazard prevention and cyber security.
Its services include risk assessments, testing of systems, certification of products, companies and specialists, and a wide range of training courses. The VdS seal of approval enjoys an excellent reputation among experts and decision-makers. Customers include industrial and commercial enterprises from all sectors, leading international manufacturers and system houses, competent specialist companies as well as risk-conscious banks and insurers. The VdS seal of approval for products and service providers has once again been named the most important purchasing criterion in the security market by WIK-Enquete. VdS is a company with more than 400 highly qualified employees. VdS has developed GeoVeris which is a fully developed geo-information system with a focus on natural site risks and weather events. Claims adjusters, property assessors and risk managers receive all important information on the risk situation of a property or on weather-related causes of damage in just a few steps - if desired, even directly via interface integration.
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