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Flood Risk Management in Europe: An exploration of Governance Challenges

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In order to make European regions more resilient to flood risks a broadening of Flood Risk Management strategies (FRMSs) might be necessary. The development and implementation of FRMSs like risk prevention, flood defence, mitigation, preparation and recovery is a matter of governance, a process of more or less institutionalized interaction between public and/or private entities ultimately aiming at the realization of collective goals. STAR-FLOOD investigates Flood risk governance using four dimensions: actors, rules, power and resources, and discourses. The overall challenge flood risk governance has to face is the development and implementation of inspiring bridging concepts which change agents may use to create synergies between key actors involved in flood risk governance. Concepts like Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) or climate proofing are examples of this. Empirical research is needed to further elaborate on this.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 09 2021

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