Conveners: Carel Dieperink (Utrecht University), Nico van der Schuit (Grontmij), Jana Steenbergen (Grontmij)
Floods don’t respect man-made administrative boundaries. As a result flood risks have to be addressed by a multiplicity of actors whose authorities and competences differ. Existing flood risk governance systems are multilevel by nature. Authorities are divided over different levels of policy making. Some actors operate at a local level, while others operate at higher geographical scales. The development of a resilient and diversified combination of FRMSs however requires coordination between these levels of governance. Coordination asks for top-down as well as bottom-up initiatives. In this session we will discuss key characteristics of such coordination mechanisms. The session is based on Dutch, Flemish, English, French, Polish and Swedish case study findings from the STAR-FLOOD-project.
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