Commentary: Dike Relocation from an Environmental Policy Perspective

M.F. van Staveren

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Dike relocation is receiving ample attention from academic scholars, due to its often socially contested nature, and because it relates to various academic disciplines; from the social (e.g. policy and planning studies) to environmental (e.g. hydrology) sciences. The River Landscape Elbe-Brandenburg biosphere reserve case study, to which this contribution provides a commentary, highlights how dike relocations could be presented as nature-based solutions that simultaneously address water management and nature restoration issues. It argues that a well-organized participatory process is important to guide the implementation of dike relocation projects from a governance perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land
Subtitle of host publicationDisciplinary Perspectives on a Multidisciplinary Challenge
EditorsThomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavikova, Simon McCarthy
ISBN (Electronic)9783030238421
ISBN (Print)9783030238414
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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