Jacques Teller is an urbanist as well as an urban and environmental engineering professor at the University of Liège. In our interview, Professor Teller highlighted the gaps in urban planning and administrative assistance that failed to account for adequate disaster management during the floods that struck Liège and the surrounding cities - in July 2021.
Professor Teller also told us that effective communication and evacuation must be prioritized to deal with floods. Public authorities need to ensure that information is relayed to citizens promptly.
Pictures of Liège after the flood: