Emergency river storage in the Ooij polder - A bridge too far? Forms of participation in flood preparedness policy

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    Abstract

    Disaster policy tends to be in the domain of top-down security governance. However, international organizations are calling for more 'horizontal', participatory forms of planning for flood preparedness together with local stakeholders. But what modality of public involvement do they mean? A case study of decision making on emergency flood storage in the Netherlands, proposed in 2000, illustrates a rift over the degree of public consultation in decisions for emergency flood storage in an extreme event, concluding that the course of action taken was perhaps a 'missed opportunity'. The analysis leads to a typology and discussion of modalities of local participation in disaster governance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)567-582
    JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
    Volume24
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • management

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