Recurrent governance challenges in the implementation and alignment of flood risk management strategies: a review

Dieperink, C., Hegger, D. L. T., Bakker, M. H. N., Kundzewicz, Z. W., Green, Colin and Driessen, P. P. J. (2016) Recurrent governance challenges in the implementation and alignment of flood risk management strategies: a review. Water Resources Management, 30 (13) . pp. 4467-4481. ISSN 1573-1650 [Article] (doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1491-7)

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Abstract

In Europe increasing flood risks challenge societies to diversify their Flood Risk Management Strategies (FRMSs). Such a diversification implies that actors not only focus on flood defence, but also and simultaneously on flood risk prevention, mitigation, preparation and recovery. There is much literature on the implementation of specific strategies and measures as well as on flood risk governance more generally. What is lacking, though, is a clear overview of the complex set of governance challenges which may result from a diversification and alignment of FRM strategies. This paper aims to address this knowledge gap. It elaborates on potential processes and mechanisms for coordinating the activities and capacities of actors that are involved on different levels and in different sectors of flood risk governance, both concerning the implementation of individual strategies and the coordination of the overall set of strategies. It identifies eight overall coordination mechanisms that have proven to be useful in this respect.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 22518
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2021 01:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22518

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