PLURISK Forecasting and management of extreme rainfall induced risks in the urban environment
The contribution of this chapter, as part of the PLURISK WP3, is the methodology proposed to assess damage and risk in the field of cultural heritage in times of flooding as well as its prevention, warning and future trends as an individual damage process. This methodology is innovative as it links social awareness, heritage values and the effect on cultural heritage in case of flooding. This approach is based on data given by the recipients of the PLURISK questionnaires carried out in Flanders (See Annex 1). Damage to historic buildings differs from “ordinary” buildings in the fact that they also possess heritage values and that they have no real replacement value. Thus, they require special maintenance and protection especially to hazards such as pluvial flooding.