By Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue
This e-book provides the findings of a workforce of scientists and practitioners who've been engaged on the venture “Benefits of Governance in Drought model” (in brief: the DROP project), that is integrated within the eu Union’s INTERREG IVB NWE programme. The DROP governance group constructed a Governance evaluation software (GAT), which permits the governance atmosphere of a given zone for making plans and understanding drought model measures to be assessed. in accordance with this review, options may be built for nearby water professionals pertaining to easy methods to function such a lot successfully in the direction of elevated drought resilience during this context. The GAT has been utilized to 6 areas in Northwest Europe: Twente and Salland within the Netherlands, Eifel-Ruhr in Germany, Brittany in France, Somerset within the uk, and Flanders in Belgium. those areas are topic to drought elements concerning nature, agriculture and freshwater.
This publication will relief local water specialists and different suitable stakeholders drawn to governance overview, even if that context is ready water, extra in particular approximately drought or flooding occasions, or different environmental concerns. extra, the GAT can and has additionally been utilized extra commonly to a variety of governance contexts for water administration and beyond.
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The former European Parliament Environment Commissioner Potočnik was a key leader in mobilisations efforts following the session. At a hearing in January 2010, he announced a new focus area on resource efﬁciency, including water efﬁciency, for the upcoming mandate. He also unveiled a new Commission initiative entitled “Blueprint for safeguarding European Waters,” slated for release in 2012. The Blueprint aimed to review the WFD, including the successes and challenges of its implementation, as well as provide insight on water and resource vulnerabilities in the face the climate change and other man-made pressure (European Commission—DG ENV 2012).
2011). Such an approach is best captured by drought preparedness policy, which refers to actions undertaken prior to drought events intentionally designed to improve the ability of institutions to appropriately respond to a drought event operationally. This is most often accomplished through drought mitigation, which refers to actions undertaken prior to drought events designed to minimize impacts on people, the economy and the environment (Kampragou et al. 2011). Even though drought events are highly variable and geographically speciﬁc, differing in intensity, duration and spatial extent, general guidelines for processes and measures to be applied and implemented in the event of a drought are essential (Kampragou et al.
2013). Such an increased demand for more sustainable and proactive policies must stem from all sectors, including agriculture, urban development, energy, nature conservation, and recreation. To create a drought-resilient society, equipped with the appropriate tools and abilities to respond and cope with the impacts of extreme events such as droughts, requires development of long-term strategies and processes to address and reduce the risks of drought (Kampragou et al. 2011). This chapter focuses on the main EU policies related to drought and water scarcity and highlights recent policy developments in all relevant sectors.