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Nature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land

Disciplinary Perspectives on a Multidisciplinary Challenge

Editors: Hartmann, Thomas, Slavikova, Lenka, McCarthy, Simon (Eds.)

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  • Bridges practice and academic debate by discussing specific cases through the lens of academic disciplines
  • Presents cases of nature-based flood risk management at different scales in various countries
  • Offers commentaries on each case study from different disciplinary angles
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This open access book addresses the various disciplinary aspects of nature-based solutions in flood risk management on private land. In recent decades, water management has been moving towards nature-based solutions. These are assumed to be much more multi-purpose than traditional “grey infrastructures” and seem to be regarded as a panacea for many environmental issues. At the same time, such measures require more – and mostly privately owned – land and more diverse stakeholder involvement than traditional (grey) engineering approaches. They also present challenges related to different disciplines. Nature-based solutions for flood risk management not only require technical expertise, but also call for interdisciplinary insights from land-use planning, economics, property rights, sociology, landscape planning, ecology, hydrology, agriculture and other disciplines to address the challenges of implementing them. Ultimately, nature-based flood risk management is a multi-disciplinary endeavor. Featuring numerous case studies of nature-based flood risk management accompanied by commentaries, this book presents brief academic reflections from two different disciplinary perspectives that critically highlight which specific aspects are of significance, and as such, underscore the multi-disciplinary nature of the challenges faced. 

About the authors

Thomas Hartmann is an Associate Professor at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His expertise and research interests are in the area land and water governance, with a focus on risk management of river floods; land policies and planning instruments; and planning theory, with a particularly aspects of justice and ethics in cities. Land and its management are a common theme running runs through the way Thomas Hartmann approaches these topics, since addressing land and its social construction via property rights helps to put new and innovative perspectives on many areas of planning and governance.

Lenka Slavikova is an institutional economist with a focus on environmental governance issues in Central and Eastern Europe. She is the Executive Director of research at the Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy (IEEP) at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. In 2015, Lenka became an Associated Professor of Public Economics. She has published numerous papers on water and biodiversity governance, participation and market-based instrument implementation.

Simon McCarthy is a Senior Research fellow at the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University, London. His teaching and expertise in social research focuses on the role of both public and professional social contexts in decision making, communication of flood risk and uncertainty and approaches to participatory interaction in flood risk and water management. Simon is a member of the Thematic Advisory Group on flood and coastal erosion risk management research and development for England and Wales; Defra, Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Nature-Based Solutions in Flood Risk Management

    Pages 3-8

    Hartmann, Thomas (et al.)

  • Scale in Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Risk Management

    Pages 9-20

    Raška, Pavel (et al.)

  • Reversing the Current: Small Scale Retention Programs in Polish Forests

    Pages 23-37

    Matczak, Piotr (et al.)

  • Commentary: A (Mostly) Hydrological Commentary on the Small Retention Programs in the Polish Forests

    Pages 39-43

    Futter, Martyn

  • Commentary: Small Retention in Polish Forests from a Forest Management Perspective—Copying of Existing Could Be Right Path

    Pages 45-51

    Kapović Solomun, Marijana

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23842-1
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23841-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land
Book Subtitle
Disciplinary Perspectives on a Multidisciplinary Challenge
Editors
  • Thomas Hartmann
  • Lenka Slavikova
  • Simon McCarthy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23842-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23842-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23841-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 228
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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