DEVELOPING SOFT MEASURES FOR FLOOD RISK MITIGATION
AND ADAPTATION IN ROMANIA: PUBLIC INFORMING AND AWARENESS

LILIANA ZAHARIA, G. IOANA-TOROIMAC

ABSTRACT. Developing soft measures for flood risk mitigation and adaptation in Romania: public informing and awareness. This paper highlights, firstly, some general aspects concerning flood risk adaptation measures, especially those aiming public informing/education and awareness. Secondly, the paper is focused on Romania and presents: the legislative and action general framework on climate change adaptation and flood risk management; potential measures for flood risk mitigation and adaptation, with special focus on public informing/ communication and education actions; institutions and tools for public informing on flood risk in Romania. Finally, some examples of actions aiming flood risk informing/education and awareness at local scale (Tecuci City in Galaţi County, and the communes of Vulturu and Năneşti in Vrancea County) are presented.

Key words: flood risk, adaptation, soft measures, public informing, awareness, Romania.

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