The aim of this project was to enhance communities’ resilience to flooding by improving flood
mapping. Risk maps not only inform people about the risk of flooding, but can also stimulate
public participation in flood risk decision-making. This project had four central objectives:
- Develop participatory processes to incorporate local knowledge and preferences into
flood risk maps.
- Improve flood maps with a multi-criteria risk tool to generate a more complete view of
risk, simultaneously considering economic, social and environmental risks.
- Produce user-friendly and understandable risk maps, employing user-friendly terms
and symbols and contrasting colours.
- Understand better how people read maps using an eye-tracking method and
experimental graphic semiology.