How can the society benefit from greater flood risk awareness?

A clear understanding and awareness of existing and potential flood risks makes the society mobilize local energies to build resilience. Being aware of risks is an essential requirement for undertaking precautionary actions.

Understanding of risks should be viewed as the first essential step in drawing up an action plan. It is also effective to be aware of the man-made factors that can add to the intensity and severity of floods, thereby increasing flood risks.