In this chapter, we will concentrate on the Dutch water authority of Vechtstromen, more specifically the region of Twente part of Vechtstromen. The Twente region has some 135,000 ha and about 630,000 inhabitants. Though most of the Netherlands is flat and the highly artificial system of waterways often enables to let water in from outside each region, a substantial part of the Twente region does not have this option and is thus fully dependent on rainwater and groundwater. Apart from the wetland nature areas, especially the northeast of the region is for this reason relatively vulnerable for water scarcity and droughts.
|Title of host publication||Governance for Drought Resilience: Land and Water Drought Management in Europe|
|Editors||Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
Bressers, J. T. A., Bleumink, K., Bressers, N., Browne, A., Larrue, C., Lijzenga, S., ... Stein, U. (2016). The Fragmentation-Coherence Paradox in Twente. In H. Bressers, N. Bressers, & C. Larrue (Eds.), Governance for Drought Resilience: Land and Water Drought Management in Europe (pp. 181-201). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29671-5_9