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Record number 414656
Title Flood planning; the politics of water security
Author(s) Warner, J.F.
Source London : I.B. Tauris (International library of political studies 30) - ISBN 9781845118174 - 384
Department(s) Chair Disaster Studies
WASS
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) overstromingen - hoogwaterbeheersing - natuurrampen - beheer van waterbekkens - politiek - floods - flood control - natural disasters - watershed management - politics
Categories Natural Disasters / Water Management (General)
Abstract Floods are amongst the most common and devastating natural disasters. In the wake of such an event, the pressure to initiate flood protection schemes that will provide security is enormous, and politicians promise quick solutions in the national interest. Jeroen Warner examines a number of such projects from around the world - the Middle East, South Asia and Western Europe - aimed at the prevention of serious flooding. Each provoked a level of controversy unforeseen by its initiators, with the result that schemes were shelved, were not completed, or simply failed. The author shows how such projects inevitably become politicized as different stakeholders seek to promote their interests.
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