Jean-François Bloc, Mayor of Quibervuille-sur-mer

I was born in the village of Quiberville-sur-Mer and have been its mayor since 1987. I’ve also been a Normandy region councillor since 2015. Over the years, I’ve been able to see first-hand the changing coastline and, like many locals in the lower Saâne valley, I suffered flooding in 1999 that caused huge damage to our infrastructure and some of our housing. I have been involved with the various stakeholders trying to manage the coastline for over 20 years. We are working closely with my counterparts in the villages of Longueil et Sainte Marguerite-sur-Mer on a local Saâne valley project to pre-empt and adapt to climate change through different initiatives to guarantee that local people have a good quality of life and peace of mind.

Project Location: Basse Saane 2050, France