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Record number 496169
Title Implementing the European flood risk management plan
Author(s) Thomas, Hartmann; Spit, Tejo
Source Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59 (2016). - ISSN 0964-0568 - p. 360 - 377.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2015.1012581
Department(s) Land Use Planning
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) flood risk-management - european legislation
Abstract In response to the extreme flood events of recent decades, the European Union has released the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC), which requires the creation of flood risk management plans. These plans do not yet exist in practice, as water management agencies have until 2015 to put them into action. This contribution will discuss two questions regarding the European flood risk management plan: First, how is the new instrument integrated into the various member states, particularly with respect to the scenario approach? Second, how prepared are the institutions for the collaborative planning paradigm of the flood risk management plan, particularly with respect to the river basin districts approach? Citing examples from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Great Britain, this paper offers both a pessimistic and an optimistic perspective on the implementation of the new flood risk management instrument.
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