Resilience measure: Public awareness, information, education and communication


Inform local citizens and visitors about the major hazards through public meetings, flyers, website, training, collaborative platforms, brochures, public presentations, internet portals, etc. Along with conventional methods for disseminating messages on flooding, in recent years frontline responders have started to use social media. Social media tools can provide a valuable resource to deliver up to date warnings and information to the public, media and even other responders.
(International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2011)

Co-benefits and impacts

Benefits of raising peoples awareness are crisis management, preparedness of the population, favor the resilience of the community & territory. Specifically for social media, they enable people to interact and share information immediately e.g. through text messaging. They are easily accessible from everywhere through portable devices such as laptops, tablets, smart phones etc. in contrast with the "old media" such as radio, TV, newspapers. Additionally, there are several application in the preferred devices assisting in data collection during flood events.
(Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management, 2014)

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Last modified: Sept. 19, 2016, 12:01 p.m.