September 16, 2019
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 In GLIMUN2019: Disaster Risk Reduction

Olivia Ahrens

Belgium

UNDP

 

Belgium is prone to one main disaster, flooding. Heavy rain has caused severe flash flooding and mudslides. Back in 2010, Belgium has one of the worst floods in 50 years. This flood killed over 2 people and 200 houses.

   The Belgium government has tried to prevent this by building in less-flood prone areas and building dams. They have a forecast flood warning system to help people get to more safe areas. By making a flood prevention plan as well, Belgium has prevented risks of floods in most areas.

The government has received help to prevent floods. The government has drawn up a map for the citizens to help them live in less flood risk zones. The New EU directive has made new strategies to help prevent floods.

 

Works Cited:

https://www.climatechangepost.com/belgium/river-floods/

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/be.html

 

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