The Fragmentation-Coherence Paradox in Twente

Johannes T.A. Bressers, Koen Bleumink, Nanny Bressers, Alison Browne, Corinne Larrue, Susan Lijzenga, Maia Lordkipanidze, Gül Özerol, Ulf Stein

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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.
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


  • IR-101636
  • METIS-318173

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