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Représentations des risques de submersion par les acteurs : approcher les capacités d'adaptation.

Abstract : This communication presents the results of several surveys conducted in the ANR Miseeva program on risk perception of marine flooding by residents, users and managers in 2009 and 2010. In total 881 people were interviewed in their home (primary and secondary residents) or beaches (tourists and day trippers) and 36 stake-holders (risk managers, professional and community groups concerned by the rising sea level). Representations of risk are key component of the systemic vulnerability and can approach the adaptive capacities of populations. With regard to residents, the risk of flooding is relatively little feared by respondents when questions concern the risks of life in general. They also show great confidence in their future housing and a strong attachment to their place of living, especially for second homes. If respondents feel less personally exposed, they appear more pessimistic when the temporalities and possible damage from rising sea levels are discussed. The results of this survey allowed to build indicators of risk perception that are intended to provide information on the resident's individual adaptability. Analysis of collective adaptive capacity requires studying what are the issues that residents and users wish to protect priority, how and when to intervene. The sense of urgency (needs to intervene within 10 years) is more pronounced for non-residents, while secondary residents more often think than the risk is not proven. In mater of technical approaches, there is a fairly balanced partition between "hard" and "soft" techniques, with a growing social acceptance for managed retreat, especially for excursionists. Finally about the stakes, there is a strong attachment to collective goods (hospitals, schools ...) except for some residents and stakeholders, an increased sensitivity of excursionists and tourists to the protection of nature and a low attachment to individual houses, and to a lesser extent to tourism infrastructures, by all categories of users. For stakeholders managed retreat is seen as the most realistic but difficult to implement, except if the strengthening of the storms raises awareness. 70% of stakeholders believe that funding of protective measures should be public. A retrospective review of framework documents, studies and other documents produced at the regional and national levels between 2011 and 2003 shows the importance of the issue of erosion and flooding that allows thinking that there is an important institutional adaptability capacity in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region.
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Catherine Meur-Ferec, Hélène Rey-Valette, Hervé Flanquart, Anne-Peggy Hellequin, Bénédicte Rulleau. Représentations des risques de submersion par les acteurs : approcher les capacités d'adaptation.. Séminaire de l'ANR Miseeva, Oct 2011, Montpellier, France. ⟨hal-00672628⟩



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