What could change drought governance in Europe? A comparison of two case studies in France and the UK

Isabelle La Jeunesse, Hans Bressers, Alison Browne

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Abstract

This chapter proposes an analysis of the water and drought governance contexts in case studies of two countries of North West Europe (NWE) that have been jointly impacted during the past severe droughts, France and the United Kingdom (UK) with respectively two case studies: the Vilaine catchment in French Brittany, and the Somerset Levels and Moors in south west UK. It presents a comparative analysis of the outputs of the implementation of the Governance Assessment Tool developed by H. Bressers et al. with the Contextual Interaction Theory, the theory at the origins of the GAT. After a brief description of the two case studies, the chapter describes the methodology used to study drought governance, both the GAT as refined in the European DROP‐project for drought‐governance analysis and the Contextual Interaction Theory. It also presents the main results and discussion. The chapter further presents general conclusions for drought‐governance resilience in NWE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFacing hydrometeological extreme events
Subtitle of host publicationA governance issue
EditorsIsabelle La Jeunesse, Corinne Larrue
PublisherWiley
Pages301-312
ISBN (Electronic)9781119383567
ISBN (Print)9781119383543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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    La Jeunesse, I., Bressers, H., & Browne, A. (2019). What could change drought governance in Europe? A comparison of two case studies in France and the UK. In I. La Jeunesse, & C. Larrue (Eds.), Facing hydrometeological extreme events: A governance issue (pp. 301-312). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119383567.ch20