Governance for Drought Resilience: Land and Water Drought by Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue

By Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue

This e-book offers the findings of a group of scientists and practitioners who've been engaged on the undertaking “Benefits of Governance in Drought variation” (in brief: the DROP project), that is integrated within the ecu Union’s INTERREG IVB NWE programme. The DROP governance staff built a Governance evaluate device (GAT), which permits the governance atmosphere of a given quarter for making plans and understanding drought edition measures to be assessed. in response to this evaluation, techniques may be built for local water specialists referring to how one can function so much successfully in the direction of elevated drought resilience during this context. The GAT has been utilized to 6 areas in Northwest Europe: Twente and Salland within the Netherlands, Eifel-Ruhr in Germany, Brittany in France, Somerset within the uk, and Flanders in Belgium. those areas are topic to drought points concerning nature, agriculture and freshwater.

This ebook will reduction local water specialists and different correct stakeholders attracted to governance evaluation, even if that context is ready water, extra particularly approximately drought or flooding occasions, or different environmental concerns. additional, the GAT can and has additionally been utilized extra generally to a variety of governance contexts for water administration and beyond.

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The former European Parliament Environment Commissioner Potočnik was a key leader in mobilisations efforts following the session. At a hearing in January 2010, he announced a new focus area on resource efficiency, including water efficiency, for the upcoming mandate. He also unveiled a new Commission initiative entitled “Blueprint for safeguarding European Waters,” slated for release in 2012. The Blueprint aimed to review the WFD, including the successes and challenges of its implementation, as well as provide insight on water and resource vulnerabilities in the face the climate change and other man-made pressure (European Commission—DG ENV 2012).

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As briefly touched upon in previous sections, there are three types of drought policy responses: the post-impact (often crisis-oriented) drought policy approach, the pre-impact drought policy approach (often vulnerability reduction and resilient oriented), and the development and implementation of preparedness plans and policies (often focused on institutional capacity, including organizational frameworks and operational arrangements) (Wilhite et al. 2014). A harmonized approach to drought risk management is still lacking both at the EU level and at the member state level.

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