How to cite: PORCUȚAN ADRIANA MIHAELA (2018) Floods perception in Suceava river basin
Riscuri si Catastrofe Journal, 22(1), P.111-120. DOI: 10.24193/RCJ2018_10
FLOODS PERCEPTION IN SUCEAVA RIVER BASIN
PORCUȚAN ADRIANA MIHAELA
Abstract. Floods perception in Suceava river basin. This study analyses the survey made from May 2016 till August 2016 with the inhabitants of the Suceava River basin, both in urban and rural settlements. 238 people were interviewed in a survey containing 21 questions, four of which are multiple-answers questions, the questions concerning general problems, such as age, sex, degree of education, but also more subjective opinions about their perception of floods causes, the extension at which they were affected by floods, their willingness to participate in volunteering actions, insurences, etc. This survey tried to show how people from Suceava River basin see the risk of floods after the difficult period of 2005-2010, which was filled with catastrophic flood events, the highest recorded in this basin. It could be observed how the people from villages have more knowledge about the floods than those from towns, because they were more seriously affected. Also. it could be observed that the knowledge and the memories were still there no matter the age, old or young.
Key-words: flood risk, perception, public information, flood factors, Suceava basin.
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