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Risque de submersion et gestion participative

Abstract : Flooded Xynthia (27‑28 February 2010) hit the French center‑west coast where 53 deaths were reported. Due to the event, our societies have replayed a drama in several acts. This disaster, described as the storm of the century, much surprised the authorities. The risk of flooding had been forgotten. His last event of comparable magnitude dated from 1957. The development of mass tourism through the automobile, was performed at the shelter of any new event. This is a public policy that has to be invented on the litoral, and it is up to current residents to participate. Since its founding in 2011, and with the support of the Fondation de France and Poitou‑Charentes Region, People’s University of the Littoral Charentais trying to meet this challenge with three levers: research, public education and participation. It was first necessary to collect research results but also to facilitate a multidisciplinary work of high level. Then the presenta‑ tion of the work, as close to the territory, raised public reaction. A new documentary corpus, made of scientific results and of individual experiences, has finally been produced to enlight public policy, closer to the citizen.
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Thierry Sauzeau, Jacky Laugraud, Hélène Plessis. Risque de submersion et gestion participative. La Houille Blanche - Revue internationale de l'eau, EDP Sciences, 2016, pp.5-11. ⟨10.1051/lhb/2016011⟩. ⟨halshs-02468832⟩



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