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STAR-FLOOD: combining legal science with policy science by studying flood risk management Maria Kaufmann (RU) Willemijn van Doorn-Hoekveld (UU) 31-10-13.

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1 STAR-FLOOD: combining legal science with policy science by studying flood risk management Maria Kaufmann (RU) Willemijn van Doorn-Hoekveld (UU)

2 STAR-FLOOD STrengthening And Rede-signing European FLOOD risk practices: Towards appropriate and resilient flood risk governance arrangements International setting of six European countries Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Sweden & the Netherlands Special: Combining legal and policy science

3 Starting point Diversification Leads to more resilience Implementation needs to be appropriate (properly institutionally embedded in physical and social context)  Problem: little known about FRGovernanceArrangement (actors, discourse, rules, resources)  Necessary to explain regional differences, success, failure Successful implementation requests: Diverse FRSs  diverse FRGAs Broadening and linking FRSs needs innovative FRGA’s Relationship between FRS and FRGAs

4 Methodology Analytical framework: Policy Arrangements Approach (PAA) Explanatory framework Factors of stability and change Evaluation framework Resilience Appropriateness

5 The Netherlands: 3 cases Westergouwe/Zuidplaspolder Nijmegen: Waalsprong Dordrecht

6 Shifts in Dutch flood risk management? Water Test (Watertoets) Flood Protection Programme (Hoogwater- Beschermings- programma ) MLS Security regions (veiligheids regio’s) First voluntary insurance available Examples MLS - Room for the River (Ruimte voor de Rivier)

7 Codifying discourse into law Discourse - traditional: technocratic discourse Changing discourse s discourse of legitimacy/ democratisation of society s Environmental movement - Integrated water management: “battle against water” to “accommodating water” 2.Legal response: changing discourse - SPKD: Room for the River - Water Test (Watertoets) Trigger: high water discharges of 1993/ Legal response: strengthening of traditional discourse -Major Rivers Delta Act (Deltawet Grote Rivieren) -Flood Defence Structures Act (Wet op de waterkering) Law: -1st Delta Act - Safety standards

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