Floods are one of the most significant hazards in Europe. Extreme inundations
threaten urban living in cities. To protect cities from flooding and other types of inundations,
traditional government-led flood protection needs to be complemented
by homeowners’ adaptation. Now, especially homeowners lack risk awareness, and
knowledge of measures and triggers to take action. This project aims to design, test
and implement a smart governance tool, the FLOODLABEL, in urban living labs.
This prototype tool serves to inform homeowners about their individual flood risks
and to support the planning and decision-making of experts and local governments
to achieve more flood-resilient cities.
Partners: Utrecht University, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Ghent University, Nelen & Schuurmans, German Flood Competence Centre, Flanders