Conveners: Marleen van Rijswick (Utrecht University), Doug Lewis (Grontmij)
Flood risk management may exist of several strategies that differ per Member State. Although in some countries the focus lies on prevention, other countries have strongly developed instruments for recovery. Combinations of the two are also available. From the STAR-FLOOD project it became clear that the focus on one specific strategy influences how questions regarding (no fault) liability and compensation are dealt with. For instance, in the Netherlands, most compensation is granted for damage caused by preventive measures and in France the compensation is ex post (recovery). However, it is clear that these mechanisms all serve to achieve a fair distribution of burdens in the field of flood risk management. This session aims to discuss practices in several EU Member States and to learn from lessons that follow from the Starflood research that might be inspiring for other countries.
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