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Governance for Drought Resilience

Land and Water Drought Management in Europe

Editors: Bressers, Hans, Bressers, Nanny, Larrue, Corinne (Eds.)

  • Outlines the use of a coherent and practical governance assessment tool (GAT) that clearly defines which concept of governance is used and presents many examples 
  • Elaborates this concept of governance in a guide to assess the degree to which it as a context facilitates or hinders action
  • Provides a tool which can also be used outside the scope of drought resilience, or even water policy implementation
  • Explains the issue of drought resilience in mostly water-rich northern Europe, which has gained little attention in the past, even though the potential damages are very substantial
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This book presents the findings of a team of scientists and practitioners who have been working on the project “Benefits of Governance in Drought Adaptation” (in short: the DROP project), which is included in the European Union’s INTERREG IVB NWE programme. The DROP governance team developed a Governance Assessment Tool (GAT), which allows the governance setting of a given region for planning and realizing drought adaptation measures to be assessed. Based on this assessment, recommendations can be developed for regional water authorities concerning how to operate most effectively towards increased drought resilience in this context. The GAT has been applied to six regions in Northwest Europe: Twente and Salland in the Netherlands, Eifel-Ruhr in Germany, Brittany in France, Somerset in the United Kingdom, and Flanders in Belgium. These regions are subject to drought aspects related to nature, agriculture and freshwater.

 This book will aid regional water authorities and other relevant stakeholders interested in governance assessment, whether that context is about water, more specifically about drought or flooding events, or other environmental issues. Further, the GAT can and has also been applied more broadly to a range of governance contexts for water management and beyond.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bressers, Nanny (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • European Drought and Water Scarcity Policies

    Stein, Ulf (et al.)

    Pages 17-43

  • The Governance Assessment Tool and Its Use

    Bressers, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Eifel-Rur: Old Water Rights and Fixed Frameworks for Action

    Vidaurre, Rodrigo (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

  • Governing for Drought and Water Scarcity in the Context of Flood Disaster Recovery: The Curious Case of Somerset, United Kingdom

    Browne, Alison L. (et al.)

    Pages 83-107

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29671-5
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Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29669-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance for Drought Resilience
Book Subtitle
Land and Water Drought Management in Europe
Editors
  • Hans Bressers
  • Nanny Bressers
  • Corinne Larrue
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29671-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29671-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29669-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
Topics