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.
|Title of host publication||Facing hydrometeological extreme events|
|Subtitle of host publication||A governance issue|
|Editors||Isabelle La Jeunesse, Corinne Larrue|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
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