Flanders: Regional Organization of Water and Drought and Using Data as Driver for Change

Jenny Trölzsch, Rodrigo Vidaurre, Johannes T.A. Bressers, Alison Browne, Isabelle La Jeunesse, Maia Lordkipanidze, Willem Defloor, Willem Maetens, Kris Cauwenberghs

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This chapter presents a summary of the analysis results of the governance of drought-related issues in the Flanders region of Belgium. In the context of the Interreg IV-B project DROP, a team of researchers from four universities and knowledge institutes visited Flanders twice to perform interviews with authorities and stakeholders (October 2013 and May 2014). The visit was supported by colleagues at the Flemish Environment Agency (Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij, VMM). The exchange was held in the form of individual and group interviews and workshops with stakeholders including representatives from different institutions and sectors, e.g. from the drinking water company, national and local nature protection organizations, local farmers and local and national farmers organizations, the Flemish Environment Agency, different provinces, e.g. Province Vlaams-Brabant, and local municipalities, e.g. Kortemark Municipality. The analysis was guided by the drought-related Governance Assessment Tool (GAT) developed for the project
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGovernance for Drought Resilience: Land and Water Drought Management in Europe
EditorsHans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-29669-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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PublisherSpringer International Publishing


  • METIS-318176
  • IR-101638

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