Project

The Other Flood: Vulnerability and Resilience

Acronym
FLOTHER
Duration
01 February 2010 → 31 January 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Keywords
social vulnerabilty resilience
 
Project description

Floods can have very serious consequences. In order to reduce the impacts of floods, they need to be considered from a broad perspective. A comprehensive and integrative approach combines the technical measures with the economic, ecological (environmental) and social aspects. FLOTHER lays the emphasis on social aspects, associated with floods. It will investigate how vulnerable and resilient people are and how it can be measured. A GIS tool will be developed.