By Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue
This publication offers the findings of a crew of scientists and practitioners who've been engaged on the undertaking “Benefits of Governance in Drought edition” (in brief: the DROP project), that is integrated within the eu Union’s INTERREG IVB NWE programme. The DROP governance group built a Governance evaluation software (GAT), which permits the governance atmosphere of a given sector for making plans and figuring out drought edition measures to be assessed. in keeping with this review, innovations might be built for local water professionals relating the way to function such a lot 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 facets on the topic of nature, agriculture and freshwater.
This ebook will relief local water professionals and different suitable stakeholders attracted to governance overview, even if that context is ready water, extra particularly approximately drought or flooding occasions, or different environmental matters. extra, the GAT can and has additionally been utilized extra extensively to a number of governance contexts for water administration and beyond.
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G. g. g. g. g. the European Drought Observatory Policy instruments are not to be confused with policy measures, though they are sometimes used interchangeably. Policy measures indicate the concrete realization of a policy instrument and represent the tangible means for achieving objectives determined in the formulation of the policy instrument. To this end, policy measures serve to validate the policy instrument. Policy strategies, on the other hand, denote the strategic orientation and management of policy instruments and their policy measures within a policy mix, in order to achieve the vision put forth by policy objective.
2008). 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).
There is a great deal of potential for harnessing overlaps between drought and flood policy instruments, which to date are minimal. The water, in particular the water efﬁciency, perspective thus offers a rich entry point for understanding interactions between the Floods Directive and WS&D. 1 History, Aims and Objectives In 2007, following the increase in occurrence of floods throughout Europe, the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC) emerged as the principle body of policy for targeting flood risk management.