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Governance Strategies for Improving Flood Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany.
Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht University School of Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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2018 (English)In: Water, ISSN 2073-4441, E-ISSN 2073-4441, Vol. 10, no 11, article id 1595Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Flooding is the most common of all natural disasters and accounts for large numbers of casualties and a high amount of economic damage worldwide. To be ‘flood resilient’, countries should have sufficient capacity to resist, the capacity to absorb and recover, and the capacity to transform and adapt. Based on international comparative research, we conclude that six key governance strategies will enhance ‘flood resilience’ and will secure the necessary capacities. These strategies pertain to: (i) the diversification of flood risk management approaches; (ii) the alignment of flood risk management approaches to overcome fragmentation; (iii) the involvement, cooperation, and alignment of both public and private actors in flood risk management; (iv) the presence of adequate formal rules that balance legal certainty and flexibility; (v) the assurance of sufficient financial and other types of resources; (vi) the adoption of normative principles that adequately deal with distributional effects. These governance strategies appear to be relevant across different physical and institutional contexts. The findings may also hold valuable lessons for the governance of climate adaptation more generally.

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MDPI, 2018. Vol. 10, no 11, article id 1595
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flood risk management, flood resilience, governance strategies, climate change
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71546DOI: 10.3390/w10111595ISI: 000451736300102Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85056214285OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-71546DiVA, id: diva2:1262515
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