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Making space for the river: governance experiences with multifunctional river flood management in the US and Europe
Warner, J.F.; Van Buuren, A.; Edelenbos, J. (Ed.) (2013). Making space for the river: governance experiences with multifunctional river flood management in the US and Europe. IWA Publishing: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781780401126. xvi, 218 pp.

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Keyword
    Flood management

Authors  Top 
  • Warner, J.F., editor
  • Van Buuren, A., editor, more
  • Edelenbos, J., editor, more

Content
  • Van Buuren, A. (2012). Strong sentiments on the Scheldt: dike displacements in Flanders and the Netherlands, in: Warner, J.F. et al. (Ed.) (2013). Making space for the river: governance experiences with multifunctional river flood management in the US and Europe. pp. 135-148, more

Abstract
    This book examines recent developments in river (flood) management from the viewpoint of Making Space for the River and the resulting challenges for water governance. Different examples from Europe and the United States of America are discussed that aim to ‘green’ rivers, including increasing river discharge for flood management, enhancing natural and landscape values, promoting local or regional economic development, and urban regeneration.

    Making Space for the River presents not only opportunities and synergies but also risks as it crosses established institutional boundaries and touches on multiple stakeholder interests, which can easily clash. Making Space for the River helps the reader to understand the policy and governance dynamics that lead to these tensions and pays attention to a variety of attempts to organize effective and legitimate governance approaches. The book helps to realize connections between policy domains, problem frames, and goals of different actors at different levels that contribute to decisive and legitimate action. Making Space for the River has an international comparative character that sheds light upon both the country-specific governance dilemmas which relate to specific state traditions and institutional characteristics of national water management, but also uncovers interesting similarities which provide us with building blocks to formulate more generic lessons about the governance of Making Space for the River in different institutional and social contexts.


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