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.


FLOODLABEL – A smart tool for governance towards flood-resilient cities
Duration: 2017–2020
Internet: www.jpi-urbaneurope.eu
Contact: Dr. Patrick Witte, Utrecht University
E-mail: p.a.witte@uu.nl
Budget: 881.889 EUR
Partners: Utrecht University, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Ghent University, Nelen & Schuurmans, German Flood Competence Centre, Flanders Environmental Agency


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