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Record nummer 2053271
Titel Water governance in the Netherlands : fit for the future?
Uitgever Paris : OECD
Jaar van uitgave [2014]
Pagina's 1 online resource (294 pagina's) illustraties
Titel van reeks OECD studies on water (ISSN 2224-5081)
ISBN 9789264208940; 9789264102637
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Trefwoorden (cab) waterbeleid / governance / hoogwaterbeheersing / waterbeheer / waterschappen / nederland
Rubrieken Waterbeheer (algemeen)
Publicatie type Boek
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and outlines an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a year-long policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice. The Netherlands has an excellent track record on water management in several areas: the system has managed to “keep Dutch feet dry” and to develop a strong economy and robust water industry, in a country where 55% of the territory is below sea level or flood prone. A sophisticated “natural infrastructure” has been built and operated through a specific system of water governance, which combines functional democracies (the regional water authorities, established in the 13th century) with central, provincial and local authorities.
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