Conveners: Prof. Dr. Kurt Deketelaere, Cathy Suykens (Leuven University), Jan van den Bossche (Grontmij)
Flood Risk Management is an inherently transboundary issue, and cannot be dealt with effectively exclusively from the national perspective. This session will tackle the implementation of the Floods Directive from the viewpoint of shared waters between EU Member States. More specifically, the session will focus on the implementation of Flood Risk Management Strategies in International River Basin Districts and which mechanisms for cooperation are and can be used to coordinate these strategies. The session will kick off with two short presentations setting forth (i) the EU framework for cooperation in Flood Risk Management and (ii) a more technical overview of the issue through the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database. Panelists with international expertise in Flood Risk Management will then discuss the topic via thought provoking statements, with the goal of exchanging specific good practices and lessons learned.
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