Introduction

Somerset County Council, the Province of Zeeland (the Netherlands) and the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services – Coastal Division (Belgium) were successful in 2011 for securing European funding for a European joint project ‘Interreg IVA 2 Seas project Flood Aware’.

The project was successfully launched in October 2011 and is aimed at raising awareness about the risk and impacts of flooding on their communities. The project partners believe that a lot of experience, knowledge and expertise already exist within the three regions and this could be shared with the public in order to raise awareness about the risks and impacts of flooding.