The effects of tailor-made flood risk advice for homeowners in Flanders, Belgium

Peter Davids, Luuk Boelens, Barbara Tempels

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Abstract

Although flood risk management is traditionally regarded as a governmental responsibility, homeowners in Flanders (Belgium) have a crucial role in flood risk reduction. With this in mind, the Flanders Environment Agency executed a pilot study in which homeowners were offered free tailor-made advice on floodproofing. To evaluate the advice, we conducted interviews and a survey of the participating homeowners. On this basis we conclude that, to improve the homeowner’s contribution towards more effective flood-resilient (peri-)urban areas, there is a need for a more relational approach with other stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-553
JournalWater International
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

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