Governing for drought and water scarcity in the context of flood disaster recovery: The curious case of Somerset, United Kingdom

Alison Browne, S Dury, C de Boer, I la Jeunesse, U Stein

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Abstract

The case study of Somerset shows how the material water histories of a region – and the ways in which these histories are governed through both emergency management and longer term planning processes – shape the directions of flood and drought adaptation. The Somerset case study is unique as it offers an opportunity to explore in-situ the political contestation that can occur around water management and climate change adaptation, in particular the siloing of policy areas, and the fragmentation of adaptation activities this can create.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGovernance for drought resilience:
Subtitle of host publicationLand and water drought management in Europe
EditorsH Bressers, N Bressers, C Larrue
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages83-107
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319296715
ISBN (Print)9783319296692
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • water
  • governance
  • drought
  • climate change
  • adaptation
  • Europe

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