Session 11 – The future of flood risk governance

Conveners: Marloes Bakker (Utrecht University), Martijn Steenstra (Grontmij)

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Research outcomes are incentives for change in how flood risk governance is arranged throughout Europe. But what exactly should be done differently regarding flood risk governance in Europe’s cities to become more resilient? Does this require changes on the National and European policy level and should new coalitions be formed or existing coalitions be strengthened? And what questions are worth investigation in further research?

This session will review the knowledge obtained through the STAR-FLOOD project and consider the future direction of flood risk governance from different angles. Practitioners, policy makers and researchers from a legal and policy analysis background discuss interact and formulate recommendations that will be shared in the closing plenary session.

This session is organised as preparation to the closing plenary session and can be attended on invitation only.


Link to other sessions

Plenary session 1 – Towards more resilient flood risk governance

Session 1 – To a definition of flood defence and risk mitigation

Session 2 – The role of spatial planning, insurance and compensation in promoting and enabling flood resilience

Session 3 – Flood preparations: lessons learned

Session 4 – Implementation of the Floods Directive in International (or interregional) River Basin Districts

Session 5 – A Design-oriented framework for Flood Risk Management?

Session 6 – The challenge of public participation

Session 7 – Coordinating different levels of governance

Session 8 – Stability and change of arrangements

Session 9 – How to work with the Practitioners Guidebook?

Session 10 – Balancing between Prevention and Recovery: dealing with liability and compensation to achieve a fair distribution of burdens

Plenary session 2 – Towards more resilient flood risk governance