Three partners from the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom work togetner in raising flood awareness and supporting citizens and SME's to take preparative measures.

Lead Partner Province of Zeeland

The province of Zeeland, located in the Southwest of the Netherlands, is Flood Aware's lead partners. A long history of severe floodings (last one in 1953) made the region gain a lot of experience in protective measures. Safety standards in the region are nowadays at a high level. But, a flood could happen next week, being prepared can prevent victims and damage.

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Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services - Coastal Division

The Coastal Division of the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services is responsible for the safety of the Flemish coast. The devision protects the coastal zone against flooding with a sustainable and integrated approach. As floods can never be completely ruled out the division sets up actions plans to help citizens be aware of floods and take measures. The Coastal division will specially develop methodes for childeren in the Flood Aware project.

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Somerset County Council

Being at threat from flooding from both the sea and rivers running through the area, Somerset County Council is the lead Somerset flood authority. The council chairs the Somerset Strategic Flood Management Partnership. and has a regional and national leadership role. Preparing citizens for a flood is one of theirs responsibilities as well. In Flood Aware the County Council will aim its activities at rural communities.

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Veiligheidsregio Zeeland

The safety region Zeeland is the regional organisation for crisis management. One of their responsibilities is risk communication, which explains their involvement in the project.

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Watersnoodmuseum Ouwerkerk

A flood information centre will be developed in the flood museum in Ouwerkerk Zeeland. This museum tells the story of the 1953 flood, the vicitims, the recovery and future developments.

More information about the museum can be found on