This chapter focuses on the Salland region of the Netherlands and presents our analysis regarding the role of governance context on the new irrigation policy of the Water Authority of Groot Salland (Waterschap Groot Salland—WGS). The irrigation policy was adopted in early 2013 by the five water authorities in the eastern Netherlands. Given the drought conditions in this region, the policy is concerned with finding a balance between the use of groundwater and surface water by farmers and the water needs of vulnerable nature areas.
|Title of host publication||Governance for drought resilience : land and water drought management in Europe|
|Editors||Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|