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News Publication: Flood risk management and floodplain restoration in Europe: recent policy developments at EU level

Against the background of an increased number of flood events and the dependency of their impacts on how the surrounding land is used, it has become evident that technical solutions have only a limited effect. New approaches to flood management, including the restoration of rivers' natural flood zones have become indispensable. In a book chapter, Thomas Dworak, Head of Ecologic Vienna, analyses current EU policies and how they can be used for the restoration of floodplain areas. He presents a detailed and systematic assessment of the opportunities and challenges arising from water and non-water related EU policies.

Contact information R. Andreas Kraemer (email: rak-news@ecologic.de)
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.ecologic.eu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2355
Source of information Ecologic
Keyword(s) flood risk management
Subject(s) POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
Relation http://www.semide.net/topics/floods
Geographical coverage International
News date 14/06/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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