PERCEPŢIA RISCURILOR INDUSE DE INUNDAŢII. REZULTATUL UNUI SONDAJ DE OPINIE DESFAŞURAT IN DEPRESIUNEA ALMAŞ-AGRIJ
ABSTRACT. - The perception of flood generated risks. The results of a survey performed in the Almas-Agrij Depression. This work was carried out using the information obtained from the interrogation of 640 persons living in 16 villages in the basins of Almas and Agrij and also in that of their tributaries. The persons questioned have their houses situated in zones with different degrees of exposure at floods. There were 17 questions structured on several aspects referring to: identification dates; the level of experience, knowledge and information; the perception of causes which generate and increase the floods; the perception of authorities’ implication in the prevention of floods and in the minimization of damages; disposability for voluntary activities and the supports offered for the damages suffered. Because the perception of hazards is a complex process which takes place at the convergence of several factors, in the study accomplished on the basis of the answers of the interviewed persons we took into consideration the period of living into a certain environment, the location of the houses and of the agricultural land, experience, age, sex, level of education, income etc.
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