Title: Good Practice for Delivering Flood-Related Information to the General Public
Editors: MARTINI Frederique
DE ROO ARIE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC Publication N°: JRC37224
Other Identifiers: EUR 22760 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37224
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: As part of the work carried out by the Exchange Circle of Flood Forecasting (EXCIFF), an activity was initiated to bring together good practices in communicating flood-related information to the general public. A drafting group consisting of staff of several operational flood forecasting agencies in Europe collected and compiled these good practices. The team worked on this task mainly by e-mail and during 3 writing sessions, hold twice in Brussels and once in Mainz. All the EXCIFF members have been involved at the end of the validating process. Aspects that are covered in the guide are a review of the current practices, the kinds of information in a flood warning, several broadcast technologies (internet, mobile phone, telephone, newspaper, tv, radio, public broadcasts in the street), dissemination frequency, phasing/co-ordination, synchronicity and conflicting disseminations, as well as training and education, both of the provider staff responsible for informing the general public, as well as education of the general public itself. Within the frame of the European Exchange Circle on Flood Forecasting (EXCIFF), which is co-chaired by France and the JRC, and which is part of the European Flood Initiative of DG ENV, a guide is written on "Good practice for delivering flood information to the general public". This guide is based on contributions from memberstates, and is seen as an important reference document on floods. It contains several good practices how to communicate the risk of flooding to the general public via internet, teletekst, brochures etc.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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