Preventing damage in flood-prone areas

Dutch speaking chamber on January 4, 2023

Research by the Court of Audit showed that Flemish government has developed preventive actions against possible damage from flooding, but that many actions remain unimplemented. For signal areas, where water and buildings may come into conflict with each other, spatial repurposing offers more certainty for the water system. However, by mid-2022, 13 years after the first initiatives were taken, few reallocations had been realised.